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LIBS 7005 - Technology, Invention and Power

Liberal Studies Part-time Studies Course

School of Computing and Academic Studies

Course Details

From ancient Greek myth to modern science fiction, Western culture's depictions of the power of technology have shaped our contemporary views. By analysing selected works of literature, film, TV and Internet sites from different historical periods, students will explore continuities and changes in depictions of technology and its transformative powers.

Prerequisite(s)

BCIT ENGL 1177, or 6 credits BCIT Communication at 1100-level or above, or 3 credits of a university/college first-year social science or humanities course.

Credits

3.0

Cost

$638.38

Fall 2015

Below are three offerings of this course for the Fall 2015 term.

CRN 36459

Tue Sep 08 - Fri Dec 11 15 Weeks

Class Meeting Times

Dates Days Times Locations
Sep 08 - Dec 11 Online

Instructor

TBD

Course Outline

Cost

$638.38

Notes

  1. Internet delivery format.
  2. ***This is not a self-paced course. There will be specific timelines for assignments and exams.*** Course content, kind and quality of assignments and general standards for this online exam are the same as classroom courses. You must have an email address and access to a computer capable of downloading basic documents. ALL FINAL EXAMS MUST BE WRITTEN DURING THE LAST WEEK OF THE COURSE ON DESIGNATED DATES AND TIMES. If you live outside of the Lower Mainland area you will be required to have an approved proctor administer the exam.
  3. Important course information will be sent to you prior to your course start date. Check your myBCIT email account to access this information.

This course offering is full. Please check this page for other currently available offerings or subscribe to receive email updates.

Full

CRN 38530

Tue Sep 08 - Fri Dec 11 15 Weeks

Class Meeting Times

Dates Days Times Locations
Sep 08 - Dec 11 Online

Instructor

TBD

Course Outline

Cost

$638.38

Notes

  1. Internet delivery format.
  2. **This is not a self-paced course. There will be specific timelines for assignments and exams.**Course content, kind and quality of assignments and general standards for this online exam are the same as classroom courses. You must have an email address and access to a computer capable of downloading basic documents. ALL FINAL EXAMS MUST BE WRITTEN DURING THE LAST WEEK OF THE COURSE ON DESIGNATED DATES AND TIMES. If you live outside of the Lower Mainland area you will be required to have an approved proctor administer the exam.
  3. Important course information will be sent to you prior to your course start date. Check your myBCIT email account to access this information.

This course offering is full. Please check this page for other currently available offerings or subscribe to receive email updates.

Full

CRN 33241

Mon Sep 14 - Mon Dec 07 15 Weeks

Class Meeting Times

Dates Days Times Locations
Sep 14 - Dec 07 Mon 18:30 - 21:30 BBY SE12 Rm. 309

Instructor

Stephen Ogden

Course Outline

TBD

Cost

$638.38

Notes

  1. No class Monday, October 12 (Thanksgiving). This is a 45 hour course. If there are fewer than 15 sessions, additional course work will be assigned by the instructor. ALL FINAL EXAMS MUST BE WRITTEN DURING THE LAST WEEK OF THE COURSE ON THE DESIGNATED DATE AND TIME.

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion, the student will be able to:

  • Distinguish among specific historical periods in Western culture (e.g., ancient world, renaissance).
  • Compare and evaluate representative ideas about technology from different historical periods.
  • Define specific expressive genres (e.g., epic poetry, website, television program).
  • Discuss relationships among author, text, and audience.
  • Identify and discuss aspects of universality (transhistoricity).
  • Apply aspects of historical ideas about technology to contemporary contexts.
  • Articulate and defend a thesis about a specific topic, text or set of texts.
  • Use various media (website / video / text / oral presentation) to express a coherent argument.
  • Compose effective written documents analyzing a thesis, a primary text or set of texts.
  • Demonstrate, to an advanced level, skills in research, citation, and document organization.

Related Programs

LIBS 7005 is offered as a part of the following programs:

School of Business

  1. Business Administration
    Full-time/Part-time   Bachelor of Business Administration

School of Construction and the Environment

  1. Civil Engineering
    Full-time   Bachelor of Engineering
  2. Geomatics
    Full-time   Bachelor of Technology

School of Energy

  1. Mechanical Engineering
    Full-time   Bachelor of Engineering

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