The Evolution of Technology (TEC154 2004S)

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TEC154 2004S At A Glance

This is an abbreviated course syllabus. Like everything else in this course, it is likely to change.

Weeks: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, break, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14.

Week 1: Overview
Martin Luther King day (01) Wednesday, 21 January 2004
Introduction to the Course
What is technology? How does one study? Course structure. Expectations.
Assignments: Fill out the introductory survey (to be distributed via email). Read section 1 of Teich.
(02) Friday, 23 January 2004
What is Technology?
Week 2: Stone Tools (Whittaker, Anthropology)
(03) Monday, 26 January 2004
Stone Tools (1)
(04) Wednesday, 28 January 2004
Stone Tools (2)
(05) Friday, 30 January 2004
Stone Tools (Discussion)
Week 3: An Engineering Perspective
(06) Monday, 2 February 2004
Engineering (1)
(07) Wednesday, 4 February 2004
Engineering (2)
(08) Friday, 6 February 2004
Printing (1)
Week 4: Printing (Dobbs, English)
(09) Monday, 9 February 2004
Printing (2)
(10) Wednesday, 11 February 2004
Printing (3)
(11) Friday, 13 February 2004
Printing (Discussion)
Week 5: Other Perspectives
(12) Monday, 16 February 2004
Perspectives (1)
(13) Wednesday, 18 February 2004
Perspectives (2)
(14) Friday, 20 February 2004
Perspectives (3)
Week 6: Voting Technology
(15) Monday, 23 February 2004
Voting Technology (1)
Background: Steps in an election; Ways of looking at voting technology; Design criteria. Early technologies. Balloting. Mechanical voting. Punch cards.
(16) Wednesday, 25 February 2004
Voting Technology (2)
(17) Friday, 27 February 2004
Patents
Week 7: Musical Instruments (Vetter, Music)
(18) Monday, 1 March 2004
Instruments (1)
(19) Wednesday, 3 March 2004
Instruments (2)
(20) Friday, 5 March 2004
Instruments (Discussion)
Week 8: Human Factors in Technology
(21) Monday, 8 March 2004
Human Factors (1)
(22) Wednesday, 10 March 2004
Human Factors (2)
(23) Friday, 12 March 2004
Midterm
Spring Break
Week 9: Structures (Case, Physics)
(24) Monday, 29 March 2004
Structures (1)
(25) Wednesday, 31 March 2004
Structures (2)
(26) Friday, 2 April 2004
Structures (Discussion)
Week 10: Biotechnology (Robertson, Biology)
(27) Monday, 5 April 2004
Biotechnology (1)
(28) Wednesday, 7 April 2004
Biotechnology (2)
(29) Friday, 9 April 2004
Biotechnology (Discussion)
Week 11: Nanotechnology (Borovsky, Physics)
(30) Monday, 12 April 2004
Nanotechnology (1)
(31) Wednesday, 14 April 2004
Nanotechnology (2)
(32) Friday, 16 April 2004
Nanotechnology (Discussion)
Week 12: Computing (Rebelsky, Computer Science)
(33) Monday, 19 April 2004
Computing (1)
(34) Wednesday, 21 April 2004
Computing (2)
(35) Friday, 23 April 2004
Computing (Discussion)
Week 13: Digital Photography (Pergl, Art)
(36) Monday, 26 April 2004
Digital Photography (1)
(37) Wednesday, 28 April 2004
Digital Photography (2)
(38) Friday, 30 April 2004
Digital Photography (Discussion)
Week 14: Student Presentations
(39) Monday, 3 May 2004
Presentations (1)
(40) Wednesday, 5 May 2004
Presentations (2)
(41) Friday, 7 May 2004
Wrapup

 

History

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