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Technology, Invention and Power LIBS 7005

Liberal Studies Course

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

$667.34 - $706.09 See individual course offerings below for actual costs.

Course offerings

Winter 2023

Below are two offerings of LIBS 7005 for the Winter 2023 term.

CRN 49101

Duration

Wed Jan 04 - Fri Apr 14 (15 weeks)

  • 15 weeks
  • CRN 49101
  • $667.34
Class meeting times
Dates Days Times Locations
Jan 04 - Apr 14 N/A N/A Online
Instructor

Michael Coughlin

Course outline

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Cost

$667.34

Important information
  1. Internet delivery format.
  2. *(A)* 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 course are the same as classroom courses. You will have discussions and assignments to complete each week (although you do NOT have to be online at a particular time or day). *(B)* FINAL EXAMS: Your instructor will provide further information regarding format and date of all exams.
Status

In Progress

This course offering is in progress. Please check back next term or subscribe to receive email updates.

CRN 79240

Duration

Wed Jan 04 - Wed Apr 12 (15 weeks)

  • 15 weeks
  • CRN 79240
  • $706.09
Class meeting times
Dates Days Times Locations
Jan 04 - Apr 12 Wed 18:30 - 21:30 Burnaby
Instructor

TBD

Course outline

Course outline TBD — see Learning Outcomes in the interim.

Cost

$706.09

Important information
  1. On the start date of the course, you will have access to the course link in the Learning Hub. *(A)* FINAL EXAMS: Your instructor will provide further information regarding format and date of all exams.
Status

Cancelled

This course offering has been cancelled. Please check back next term or subscribe to receive email updates.

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.

Effective as of Fall 2003

Related Programs

Technology, Invention and Power (LIBS 7005) is offered as a part of the following programs:

School of Business + Media

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    Bachelor of Accounting Full-time/Part-time
  2. Bachelor of Business Administration
    Bachelor of Business Administration Full-time/Part-time

School of Construction and the Environment

  1. Civil Engineering
    Bachelor of Engineering Full-time
  2. Kitchen & Bath Design
    Associate Certificate Part-time
  3. Mining and Mineral Resource Engineering
    Bachelor of Engineering Full-time
  4. Residential Interiors
    Diploma Part-time

School of Energy

  1. Electrical Engineering
    Bachelor of Engineering Full-time
  2. Mechanical Engineering
    Bachelor of Engineering Full-time

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