NS 304 Science, Technology, and Society
U1J 2012 DN
Miller, Christopher O.
Monday 4 June - Sunday 29 July 2012
5:30 - 10:00 PM
Textbook: Society and Technological Change, 6th edition, by Rudi Volti, Published by Worth Publishers, New York, 2010. ISBN-13: 978-1-4292-2121-4.
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Educational Philosophy: A learner has three assets they should make use of to succeed: their textbook, their instructor, their peers. Their textbook (and other resources, e.g. internet) will be ready when they are and give them as much time as they require. Their instructor will adapt to their needs and guide their efforts so they are focused efficiently. Their peers, especially at the university level, are potentially their greatest asset. Discussing concepts with peers forces one to refine their reasoning. Whenever a student requests or receives help from a peer, both benefit.
Learning Outcomes: Core Learning Outcomes
Class Assessment: Weekly written homework assignment (reflection questions), weekly discussion topics, the position paper (core assessment) and a proctored final exam.
Late Submission of Course Materials: Only serious circumstances will be considered for late assignments and only on a case by case basis. The decision is that of the instructor.
Classroom Rules of Conduct: Etiquette: All communications need to be composed with fairness, honesty and tact.
Orientations. Chapters 1 and 2
Process of Technological Change and Scientific Inquiry. Chapters 3, 4 and
Environmental and Medical Technologies. Chapters 6, 7 and 8
Technology and the Workforce. Chapters 9, 10 and 11
Technology and Communication. Chapters 12 and 13.
Weapons. Chapters 14 and 15
Control of Science and Technology. Chapters 16 and 17
Control, con’t. and Review. Chapter 18
Academic Honesty:Academic integrity is the foundation of the academic community. Because each student has the primary responsibility for being academically honest, students are advised to read and understand all sections of this policy relating to standards of conduct and academic life. Park University students and faculty members are encouraged to take advantage of the University resources available for learning about academic honesty (www.park.edu/current or http://www.park.edu/faculty/).from Park University 2011-2012 Undergraduate Catalog Page 93
Plagiarism:Plagiarism involves the use of quotations without quotation marks, the use of quotations without indication of the source, the use of another's idea without acknowledging the source, the submission of a paper, laboratory report, project, or class assignment (any portion of such) prepared by another person, or incorrect paraphrasing. from Park University 2011-2012 Undergraduate Catalog Page 93Plagiarism has become a very serious issue in recent years. Several "paper mills" and other essay writing services are prolific on the internet. In addition, there are many incidences of unintentional plagiarism, or lack of proper citation. To check for this within your paper, please scan all written homework through a free plagiarism checking program. www.scanmyessay.com and www.plagiarismchecker.com are two I have found useful and user friendly.
Attendance Policy:Instructors are required to maintain attendance records and to report absences via the online attendance reporting system.
Park University 2011-2012 Undergraduate Catalog Page 96
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Your in-class discussions will be graded according to the following rubric. Note that you will receive a zero grade for any day you are absent.
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