AHS305 – Technology, Society and Culture

General Education

Course ID

AHS305

Course Credits

3

About AHS305 – Technology, Society and Culture

This course provides guided practice in examining concepts of the history of technology, science, and technology studies (STS) and development of technology with its impacts on gender, community, society, globalization, and interpersonal communication. Develops awareness of the design, innovation, and labor in technical contexts. Concepts and theories in technology are brought to life. Register for this Technology, Society and Culture online course.

Topics Covered In Course

AHS305 Topics

  • Socio-technical perspective and the three main perspectives; history of technology; nature of technology and society; how technology transforms society
  • Complexity underlying technological design; diffusion of innovation; key adopter groups
  • Digital inequality, digital divide, global digital divide; new technologies and associated power imbalances; gendered technologies
  • Industrialization, urbanization, and globalization of technology have changed community; community-lost, community-saved, and community-liberated perspectives; social media has redefined friendship
  • Surveillance and how it is a central concern of the digital age; in-depth socio-technical perspective to examine design, use, and implementation; innovation and economics; ethical and more dimensions of humans’ engagement with technology

Prerequisites

Meet The Faculty

Our expert, certified faculty members come with years of industry experience and are passionate about helping students build and advance their tech careers.

Talk to an Advisor

Request an appointment with one of our IT expert Admissions Advisors for personalized guidance on building your education plan. You’ll be able to book an appointment instantly for a time that fits your schedule. 

Next Enrollment Deadline is December 20th, 2021!

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