University of Calgary

ENGG 481 - Technology and Society - Winter 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. 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)


  • LEC 1TBA
    SEM 1TBA
    SEM 2TBA
    SEM 3TBA
    SEM 4TBA
    SEM 5TBA
This course will be offered next in Spring 2021.
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