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Fall 2016 Catalog 
Fall 2016 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

HI 104 - History of Technology

Credit Hours: 3

This course will explore the development of technology from ancient times to the present, as well as the interaction of technology with contemporary society.  We will also examine the context which enables technological change, the contributions of some outstanding scientists, and the role of ethics.

Course Outcomes
Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to:

  • define technology and technological activity;
  • describe various theoretical models of technology transfer;
  • identify the major periods of technological change;
  • critically analyze the impact of technology;
  • articulate clear ideas about technology and culture;
  • understand the relationship between technology and the environment;
  • identify key inventors and dates in the history of technology;
  • learn about historical narrative; and
  • analyze the relationship between technology and other disciplines and fields of study.

F/S (C, N, S)