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Technology & Society

Course Number: 915
Subject: Techonology
Major/Program of Study: Elective Liberal Arts
Course Length: 5 periods/week/semester
Credit: 1 credit (Advanced Tech credit)
Dual Enrollment: No
AP Designation: No

This course is designed to provide opportunities for students to assess the positive and negative effects, and how these have shaped today’s global society. Students become knowledgeable about technology, and use hands-on-lessons to apply and transfer this knowledge to common problems. Students will learn to:

  • Recognize various types of social and technological issues that arise from the implementation of technology.
  • Evaluate the issues related to technology transfer within and between cultures.
  • Identify constraints and limitations to the design and demand of technology.
  • Recognize various points of view of ethics, trade-offs, economics, and the environment when examining technological issues.
  • Examine various practices, policies, and protections that affect technological issues.
  • Research, collect, and synthesize data, and draw conclusions on the effects of technology on individuals, groups and society.
  • Use a variety of assessment and futurology tools to extrapolate future impacts from technological issues.

Prerequisites and other notes: Technology Education (916). Recommended for students in grades 10-12. This course can be used as an Advanced Technology credit.