ITEC 210 Society & Technology (GS)
General Studies Objectives Cross Matched with Course Objectives
Across the range of disciplines and courses offered, the General Studies Program is designed to develop and demonstrate the following abilities:
- the ability to locate and gather information,
ITEC 210 competencies: 1, 9
- the capability for critical thinking, reasoning and analyzing,
ITEC 210 competencies: 6, 10, 11
- effective communication skills including the ability to read, speak and write effectively, using the materials, ideas, and discourse modes of specific academic areas,
ITEC 210 competencies: 2, 8
- an understanding of the experiences and values of groups and cultures which have been historically under-represented.
ITEC 210 competencies: 1, 3
Objectives of the Social and Behavioral Sciences category of the General Studies program:
In addition to those objectives required of all General Studies courses, students will:
- demonstrate an understanding of human experiences and be able to relate them to the present,
ITEC 210 competencies: 2, 4, 6
- demonstrate the ability to understand the application of the empirical research methods used in the social sciences to understand individual behavior as well as the interrelationships among people,
ITEC 210 competencies: 2, 5, 6
- demonstrate the ability to comprehend how social scientific concepts originate, are validated and refined within a variety of social science disciplines,
ITEC 210 competencies: 2, 3, 6
- demonstrate the ability to evaluate the strengths and limitations of the social sciences and the explanations they offer for contemporary life.
ITEC 210 competencies: 7, 11
Objectives of the ITEC 210 Society & Technology course:
Upon completion of the course, students will be able to:
- Identify conditions giving rise to a technologically oriented culture.
- Understand work patterns, work conditions, attitudes toward work, and changing work roles.
- Explain the development of technology and its relationship to present day complexities.
- Explain the nature of mass produced goods, their effect on the consumer, and the philosophy of "replace rather than repair".
- Understand the nature of technological change as it effects employment, under-employment, and unemployment.
- Understand the implications of affluence and problems associated with material waste.
- Explain technological development as it relates to the extension of human potential.
- Define technology and differentiate between science, applied science, and technology.
- List four "triggers" which have promoted the development of technologies.
- Illustrate and describe the technological systems: communications, transportation, manufacturing, and construction.
- Analyze and evaluate the impact of different solutions to problems caused by technology or of a technological nature (i.e. environment, societal issues, work and attitudes, education).
General Studies Assessment Instrument for ITEC 210 (See General Studies for a copy): This survey will be administered to all students enrolled in ITEC 210. Additional questions are added to the standard course evaluation relative to their perception of achieving desired outcomes. The survey will be administered each spring semester. A direct measure instrument will be developed and implemented beginning in Spring 2008 semester.
See Syllabus for ITEC 210GS
plan developed: 06/06/05