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LIBS 7007 - Technology and Society

Liberal Studies Part-time Studies Course

School of Computing and Academic Studies

Course Details

This course will explore the interrelationship between technology and society. The course will focus on how societal forces shape and are shaped by the meanings, development, spread, and uses of technology. Concepts, perspectives, and arguments from the social sciences and humanities will be studied and applied to analyze connections between society and technology.

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

$662.17

Spring/Summer 2019

Below are three offerings of this course for the Spring/Summer 2019 term.

CRN 59005

Mon May 06 - Tue Jul 23 12 Weeks

Class Meeting Times

Dates Days Times Locations
May 06 - Jul 23 Online
May 07 Tue 18:00 - 21:00 BBY SW01 Rm. 2016
May 28 Tue 18:00 - 21:00 BBY SW01 Rm. 2045
Jun 25 Tue 17:30 - 20:30 BBY SW01 Rm. 3150
Jul 22 Mon 17:30 - 20:30 BBY SW01 Rm. 2016
Jul 23 Tue 17:30 - 20:30 BBY SW01 Rm. 3150

Instructor

Borna Noureddin

Course Outline

Cost

$662.17

Notes

  1. This course will be a combination of mandatory in-class sessions at the Burnaby campus as well as online instruction. Classroom sessions will be held on the following Tuesdays at the Burnaby campus: May 7, May 28, June 25 with an optional review on Monday, July 22. The final exam will be held on Tuesday, July 23. All sessions will be from 5:30 - 8:30 pm. *(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.
  2. 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 57664

Mon May 27 - Fri Aug 16 12 Weeks

Class Meeting Times

Dates Days Times Locations
May 27 - Aug 16 Online

Instructor

Nargis Abraham

Course Outline

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.

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

In Progress and Full

CRN 54325

Wed May 29 - Wed Aug 14 12 Weeks

Class Meeting Times

Dates Days Times Locations
May 29 - Aug 14 Wed 18:30 - 21:30 BBY NE01 Rm. 412

Instructor

Clayton Whitt

Course Outline

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.

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

In Progress

Fall 2019

Below is one offering of this course for the Fall 2019 term.

CRN 34909

Tue Sep 03 - Fri Dec 13 15 Weeks

Class Meeting Times

Dates Days Times Locations
Sep 03 - Dec 13 Online

Instructor

TBD

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.

Two seats remaining as of Jul 16, 2019 7:52 pm PDT. Seats remaining may change at any time prior to registration and payment.

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion, the student will be able to:

  • Discuss how the creation, development, meanings, uses, and consequences of technology are shaped by various societal forces including economic, political, cultural, and psychological forces.
  • Identify, explain, and apply concepts and frameworks on the study of technology and society from various humanities and social sciences disciplines.
  • Critically engage with some of the controversies, paradoxes, and ambiguities in the relationship between technology and society.
  • Identify how cultural or societal ways of thinking about gender, race, and social class influence the construction, meanings, and uses of technology in society.
  • Examine technological innovations and their consequences from societal perspectives.
  • Investigate user-technology relationships and representations.
  • Identify issues that arise when surveying technological inventions and discoveries in world history.
  • Articulate how technology functions within diverse knowledge bases, values, and systems in different societies.
  • Discuss worldviews, power relations, and contested constructions of science and technology within and between societies.
  • Examine arguments regarding the transfer and spread of technology within and across societies.
  • Pursue inter-disciplinary angles on technology and society in relation to students’ areas of study, work, and experience.

Effective as of Spring/Summer 2012

Related Programs

LIBS 7007 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

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Spring/Summer 2019

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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.

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Fall 2019

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