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.
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.
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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.
LIBS 7005 is offered as a part of the following programs:
The Metamorphosis and Other Stories (Dover Thrift Editions)
Utopia (Penguin Classics)
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