University of Calgary

ENGG 481 - Technology and Society - Fall 2021

An interpretive course on the interrelationship between technology and society. The first part of the course surveys significant historical developments within disciplinary areas such as energy, materials, production processes, structures, transport, communications, and computation. Sequence within each area: discovery, development, application, impact, future. Social and economic consequences are also considered. Historical contributions of Indigenous Peoples in technology and contemporary considerations of impacts of technology on Indigenous rights. The latter part of the course explores contemporary problems of society and technology.
This course may not be repeated for credit.

Hours

  • H(3-1.5S)

Sections

This course will be offered next in Winter 2022.
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