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Technology, Invention and Power LIBS 7005

Liberal Studies Course

International Fees

International fees are typically 3.12 times the domestic tuition. Exact cost will be calculated upon completion of registration.

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

Domestic fees

$734.36 - $749.60 See individual course offerings below for actual costs.

Course offerings

Spring/Summer 2024

Below are two offerings of LIBS 7005 for the Spring/Summer 2024 term.

CRN 56006

Duration

Mon May 20 - Fri Aug 09 (12 weeks)

  • 12 weeks
  • CRN 56006
  • Domestic fees $734.36
    International fees are typically 3.12 times the domestic tuition.
Class meeting times
Dates Days Times Locations
May 20 - Aug 09 N/A N/A Online
Aug 06 Tue 18:30 - 21:30 Burnaby SW01 Rm. 2020
Instructor

Michael Bourke

Course outline

View

Domestic fees

$734.36

Important information
  1. International fees are typically 3.12 times the domestic tuition. Exact cost will be calculated upon completion of registration.
  2. On the start date of the course, you will have access to the course link in the Learning Hub. FINAL EXAMS: Final exams will be held IN-PERSON on the Burnaby campus in the last week of the course. If you live outside the Lower Mainland area you will be required to have an approved proctor to administer the exam. You are directly responsible for any invigilation fees and related costs. *(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).
Status

CRN 59805

Duration

Mon May 20 - Fri Aug 09 (12 weeks)

  • 12 weeks
  • CRN 59805
  • Domestic fees $734.36
    International fees are typically 3.12 times the domestic tuition.
Class meeting times
Dates Days Times Locations
May 20 - Aug 09 N/A N/A Online
Aug 08 Thu 18:30 - 21:30 Burnaby
Instructor

TBD

Course outline

Course outline TBD — see Learning Outcomes in the interim.

Domestic fees

$734.36

Important information
  1. International fees are typically 3.12 times the domestic tuition. Exact cost will be calculated upon completion of registration.
  2. On the start date of the course, you will have access to the course link in the Learning Hub. FINAL EXAMS: Final exams will be held IN-PERSON on the Burnaby campus in the last week of the course. If you live outside the Lower Mainland area you will be required to have an approved proctor to administer the exam. You are directly responsible for any invigilation fees and related costs. *(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).
Status

Cancelled

This course offering has been cancelled. Please check this page for other currently available offerings or subscribe to receive email updates.

Fall 2024

Below is one offering of LIBS 7005 for the Fall 2024 term.

CRN 36459

Duration

Tue Sep 03 - Fri Dec 13 (15 weeks)

  • 15 weeks
  • CRN 36459
  • Domestic fees $749.60
    International fees are typically 3.12 times the domestic tuition.
Class meeting times
Dates Days Times Locations
Sep 03 - Dec 13 N/A N/A Online
Dec 10 Tue 18:30 - 21:30 Burnaby
Instructor

TBD

Course outline

Course outline TBD — see Learning Outcomes in the interim.

Domestic fees

$749.60

Important information
  1. International fees are typically 3.12 times the domestic tuition. Exact cost will be calculated upon completion of registration.
  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: Final exams will be held IN-PERSON on the Burnaby campus in the last week of the course. If you live outside the Lower Mainland area you will be required to have an approved proctor administer the exam. You are directly responsible for any invigilation fees and related costs.
Status

Sneak Preview

This section is only available for registration starting Wed May 22, 2024 at 9:00 am (PDT)

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion, the student will be able to:

  • Discuss specific philosophical, literary, artistic, technological, and scientific issues arising in various periods, primarily but not exclusively in Western culture.
  • Compare and evaluate representative ideas about technology from different historical periods. (GA 9, 10)
  • Define specific expressive genres or information modes. (GA 7)
  • Discuss relationships among author, text, audience, and historical context. (GA 7)
  • Identify and discuss aspects of universality. (GA 7, 10)
  • Apply aspects of historical ideas about technology to contemporary contexts. (GA 12)
  • Articulate and defend a thesis about a specific topic, text or set of texts. (GA 7, 12)
  • Use various media (e.g., website / video / text / oral presentation) to express a coherent argument. (GA 7, 12)
  • Compose effective written documents analyzing a thesis, a primary text or set of texts. (GA 7, 12)
  • Demonstrate, to an advanced level, skills in research, citation, and document organization. (GA 7, 12)​

Effective as of Fall 2024

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