University of Calgary

ENGG 481 - Technology And Society - Spring 2019

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. The latter part of the course explores contemporary problems of society and technology.
This course may not be repeated for credit.


  • H(3-1.5S)


  • Available to students registered in other faculties as well as third-year or fourth-year Engineering students. This course does not presuppose any formal background in Engineering or Science.


  • LEC 1TRF 08:00 - 09:50
    SEM 1T 13:00 - 15:50
    SEM 2T 13:00 - 15:50
    SEM 3T 13:00 - 15:50
    SEM 4T 13:00 - 15:50
This course will be offered next in Fall 2019.
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