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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 university/college composition.

Credits

3.0

Cost

$638.38

Fall 2014

Below are two offerings of this course for the Fall 2014 term.

CRN 36459

Tue Sep 02 - Fri Dec 12 15 Weeks

Class Meeting Times

Dates Days Times Locations
Sep 02 - Dec 12 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 in progress. Please check this page for other currently available offerings or subscribe to receive email updates.

In Progress

CRN 33241

Mon Sep 08 - Mon Dec 08 15 Weeks

Class Meeting Times

Dates Days Times Locations
Sep 08 - Dec 08 Mon 18:30 - 21:30 BBY SE12 Rm. 309

Instructor

TBD

Course Outline

Cost

$638.38

Notes

  1. No class Monday, October 13 (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.

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

In Progress

Winter 2015

Below is one offering of this course for the Winter 2015 term.

CRN 79240

Wed Jan 07 - Wed Apr 15 15 Weeks

Class Meeting Times

Dates Days Times Locations
Jan 07 - Apr 15 Wed 18:30 - 21:30 BBY SW1 Rm. 3170

Instructor

TBD

Course Outline

TBD

Cost

$638.38

Notes

  1. ALL FINAL EXAMS MUST BE WRITTEN DURING THE LAST WEEK OF THE COURSE ON THE DESIGNATED DATE AND TIME.

This section is only available for registration starting Sun, Oct 26 at 9:00 am (PDT)

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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

Books & Supplies

The BCIT bookstore carries textbooks, general reference books, software, and stationery. Please visit bcit.ca/bookstore for more information.

Fall 2014

Books for Fall 2014 offerings of this course are available in the following BCIT online bookstores. Please choose the bookstore appropriate for the offering you are considering.

BCIT Distance & Online Learning Bookstore

If you are taking this course through either Distance Education or Online Learning, please purchase books for this course at the BCIT Distance & Online Learning Bookstore.

Penguin Classics Frankenstein
Author Mary Shelley
Publisher Penguin Classic
Copyright 2003
Binding Paperback
ISBN 978-0-14143-947-1
Price $8.95
Required

The Metamorphosis and Other Stories (Dover Thrift Editions)
Author Franz Kafka
Publisher Dover Publications
Copyright 1996
Binding Kindle Edition
ISBN 978-0-48629-030-0
Price $5.50
Required

Odyssey
Author Homer
Publisher FSG Adult
Copyright 1998
Binding Paperback
ISBN 978-0-37452-574-3
Price $12.95
Required

Utopia (Penguin Classics)
Author Thomas More
Publisher Penguin Classics
Copyright 2012
Binding Kindle Edition
ISBN 978-0-14144-232-7
Price $10.50
Required

BCIT Burnaby Bookstore

If you are taking this course, but are not taking it through either Distance Education or Online Learning, nor at the BCIT Downtown Campus (DTC), please purchase books for this course at the BCIT Burnaby Bookstore.

Antigone
Author Sophocles
Publisher Dover Publications
Copyright 1993
Binding Paperback
ISBN 978-0-48627-804-9
Price $4.50
Required

Blade Runner (Movie-Tie-In Edition)
Author Philip K. Dick
Publisher Del Rey
Copyright 1987
Binding Mass Market Paperback
ISBN 978-0-34535-047-3
Price $9.50
Required

Penguin Classics Frankenstein
Author Mary Shelley
Publisher Penguin Classic
Copyright 2003
Binding Paperback
ISBN 978-0-14143-947-1
Price $8.95
Required

The Metamorphosis and Other Stories (Dover Thrift Editions)
Author Franz Kafka
Publisher Dover Publications
Copyright 1996
Binding Kindle Edition
ISBN 978-0-48629-030-0
Price $5.50
Required

Odyssey
Author Homer
Publisher FSG Adult
Copyright 1998
Binding Paperback
ISBN 978-0-37452-574-3
Price $12.95
Required

Utopia (Penguin Classics)
Author Thomas More
Publisher Penguin Classics
Copyright 2012
Binding Kindle Edition
ISBN 978-0-14144-232-7
Price $10.50
Required

Winter 2015

No information on books is currently available for Winter 2015 offerings of this course.

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