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Technology, Culture and Society (SOCI 1160)

Credits: 3
Lecture Credits: 3.00

Description: The use of technology is a basic feature of all human societies-our technologies influence our relations with each other and with the natural environment. Equally important, technology itself is a product of economic, political and cultural patterns. The study of technology will tell us about the kind of society we make for ourselves.

Topical Outline:

1. Technology and transportation
2. Technology and health
3. Technology and work
4. Technology and agriculture
5. Technology and environment


Learning Outcomes:
1. Understand how to apply the sociological perspective to the technologies that influence their everyday lives




 

Prerequisites:

Placement score into READ 0200 or placement score into ESOL 0052 or completion of READ 0100 or ESOL 0042 with faculty recommendation into ESOL 0052.

MnTC:
  • Goal 5
  • Goal 10