Technology and Civilization

Course Code: NATS 1775 A 6.0

Instructor's Name: Vera Pavri

Course Description:

This course examines the history, development and use of key technologies from antiquity to present day. We will explore how social, political and economic factors can have an effect on the success or failure of new technologies, and the impact new technologies have on society. Key themes that will be surveyed in this course include. • technology, culture, race and gender. • religion and technology. • the relationship between science & technology. • the management of technology. • how users shape new technologies.

Course Format:

Three lecture hours per week including tutorial discussion (all in-class).

Course Credit Exclusions:

SC/NATS 1810 6.00.

Mathematical Content:

Minimal simple arithmetical calculation at about Grade 10 level.

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