From the development of the wheel to modern- day science and computer and engineering advancements, society has been shaped by the technology of its times and vice versa. The purpose of this class is to examine the connection between great historical cultures and their technological achievements. Students learn how a society adapts its technology based on the stability of its leadership and government, the success or failure of its economy, and the basic needs of the people who live in that society. Students study the corollary on how technology influences society (technological determinism).
Credit Hours: Lecture – 3, Lab – 0, Credits – 3