• Thematic Cluster: Social Justice
  • Credits: 3
  • Pre-reqs required: No
  • Course Frequency: Generally offered at least once per academic year
  • Course Notes / Requirements: The syllabus below is a sample syllabus. For up-to-date course information, please refer to the syllabus on your Canvas course site on the first day of class.
  • Syllabus: Syllabus File

Course Description:

This course engages with the big idea of “technology” as a framework for thinking about social organization, communication, and culture. What is technology exactly? Does technology develop us or do we develop it? We will engage with a variety of texts in an effort to better understand how technology is imagined in the social world, from iconic science fiction films to personal essays. We will examine the historic impact of technological innovation on social infrastructure and identify manifestations of technological inequality.