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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

$651.74 - $662.17 See individual course offerings below for actual costs.

Fall 2018

Below are two offerings of this course for the Fall 2018 term.

CRN 36459

Tue Sep 04 - Fri Dec 14 15 Weeks

Class Meeting Times

Dates Days Times Locations
Sep 04 - Dec 14 Online

Instructor

Christine Liotta

Course Outline

Cost

$651.74

Notes

  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: All final exams MUST be written at BCIT during the last week of the course on the designated dates and times given at course start. 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.
  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 38530

Tue Sep 04 - Fri Dec 14 15 Weeks

Class Meeting Times

Dates Days Times Locations
Sep 04 - Dec 14 Online

Instructor

Stephen Ogden

Course Outline

TBD – see Learning Outcomes in the interim

Cost

$651.74

Notes

  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: All final exams MUST be written at BCIT during the last week of the course on the designated dates and times given at course start. 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.
  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

Winter 2019

Below are three offerings of this course for the Winter 2019 term.

CRN 49101

Mon Jan 07 - Fri Apr 19 15 Weeks

Class Meeting Times

Dates Days Times Locations
Jan 07 - Apr 19 Online

Instructor

Christine Liotta

Course Outline

TBD – see Learning Outcomes in the interim

Cost

$662.17

Notes

  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: All final exams MUST be written at BCIT during the last week of the course on the designated dates and times given at course start. 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.
  3. Important course information will be sent to you prior to your course start date. Check your myBCIT email account to access this information.

CRN 85555

Mon Jan 07 - Fri Apr 19 15 Weeks

Class Meeting Times

Dates Days Times Locations
Jan 07 - Apr 19 Online

Instructor

Christine Liotta

Course Outline

TBD – see Learning Outcomes in the interim

Cost

$662.17

Notes

  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: All final exams MUST be written at BCIT during the last week of the course on the designated dates and times given at course start. 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.
  3. Important course information will be sent to you prior to your course start date. Check your myBCIT email account to access this information.

CRN 79240

Wed Jan 09 - Wed Apr 17 15 Weeks

Class Meeting Times

Dates Days Times Locations
Jan 09 - Apr 17 Wed 18:30 - 21:30 BBY NE01 Rm. 207

Instructor

Stephen Ogden

Course Outline

TBD – see Learning Outcomes in the interim

Cost

$662.17

Notes

  1. FINAL EXAMS: All final exams MUST be written at BCIT during the last week of the course on the designated dates and times given at course start.

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

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

School of Business

  1. Accounting
    Full-time/Part-time   Bachelor of Accounting
  2. Bachelor of 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 Science
  3. Mining and Mineral Resource Engineering
    Full-time   Bachelor of Engineering

School of Energy

  1. Electrical Engineering
    Full-time   Bachelor of Engineering
  2. 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 2018

Books for Fall 2018 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.

Frankenstein (W/Revisions & Updtd Rdg)(Ed: Hindle )
Author Shelley
Publisher Penguin
Copyright 2003
Binding Paperback
ISBN 978-0-14143-947-1
Price $10.95
Required

Metamorphosis & Other Stories
Author Kafka
Publisher Dover
Copyright 1996
Binding Paperback
ISBN 978-0-48629-030-0
Price $5.50
Required

Odyssey (Trans: Fitzgerald )
Author Homer
Copyright 1998
Binding Paperback
ISBN 978-0-37452-574-3
Price $12.95
Required

Utopia
Author More
Publisher Penguin
Copyright 2012
Binding Paperback
ISBN 978-0-14144-232-7
Price $11.50
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
Copyright 1993
Binding Paperback
ISBN 978-0-48627-804-9
Price $4.50
Required

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Bladerunner (Movie Tie-In Version)
Author Dick
Copyright 2017
Binding Paperback
ISBN 978-1-52479-697-6
Price $11.95
Required

Frankenstein (W/Revisions & Updtd Rdg)(Ed: Hindle )
Author Shelley
Publisher Penguin
Copyright 2003
Binding Paperback
ISBN 978-0-14143-947-1
Price $10.95
Required

Metamorphosis & Other Stories
Author Kafka
Publisher Dover
Copyright 1996
Binding Paperback
ISBN 978-0-48629-030-0
Price $5.50
Required

Odyssey (Trans: Fitzgerald )
Author Homer
Copyright 1998
Binding Paperback
ISBN 978-0-37452-574-3
Price $12.95
Required

Utopia
Author More
Publisher Penguin
Copyright 2012
Binding Paperback
ISBN 978-0-14144-232-7
Price $11.50
Required

Winter 2019

Books for Winter 2019 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.

Frankenstein (W/Revisions & Updtd Rdg)(Ed: Hindle )
Author Shelley
Publisher Penguin
Copyright 2003
Binding Paperback
ISBN 978-0-14143-947-1
Price $10.95
Required

Metamorphosis & Other Stories
Author Kafka
Publisher Dover
Copyright 1996
Binding Paperback
ISBN 978-0-48629-030-0
Price $5.50
Required

Odyssey (Trans: Fitzgerald )
Author Homer
Copyright 1998
Binding Paperback
ISBN 978-0-37452-574-3
Price $12.95
Required

Utopia
Author More
Publisher Penguin
Copyright 2012
Binding Paperback
ISBN 978-0-14144-232-7
Price $11.50
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
Copyright 1993
Binding Paperback
ISBN 978-0-48627-804-9
Price $4.50
Required

Frankenstein (W/Revisions & Updtd Rdg)(Ed: Hindle )
Author Shelley
Publisher Penguin
Copyright 2003
Binding Paperback
ISBN 978-0-14143-947-1
Price $10.95
Required

Metamorphosis & Other Stories
Author Kafka
Publisher Dover
Copyright 1996
Binding Paperback
ISBN 978-0-48629-030-0
Price $5.50
Required

Odyssey (Trans: Fitzgerald )
Author Homer
Copyright 1998
Binding Paperback
ISBN 978-0-37452-574-3
Price $12.95
Required

Utopia
Author More
Publisher Penguin
Copyright 2012
Binding Paperback
ISBN 978-0-14144-232-7
Price $11.50
Required

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