Technology and Society OpenCourseWare: University of Southern Queensland's Free Undergraduate Science and Technology Course

Published Feb 05, 2009

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The University of Southern Queensland offers free OpenCourseWare titled 'Technology and Society', which looks at the environmental, economic, cultural and social responsibilities of professional engineers in global and local settings. This is an undergraduate-level course offered through the Engineering Department at the University of Southern Queensland.

Technology and Society: Course Specifics

Degree Level Free Audio Video Downloads
Undergraduate Yes No No Yes

Lectures/Notes Study Materials Tests/Quizzes
Yes Yes Yes

Technology and Society: Course Description

Professional engineers have environmental, economic, cultural and social responsibilities. However, environmental forces, evolution of cultures within society and economic pressure change the expectations of society towards the engineering profession. The products and works of engineers benefit society but may harm the environment or people. Engineers must be knowledge about these issue and 'Technology and Society' OpenCourseWare endeavored to impart the knowledge and skills engineers need to contribute and promote public debate and to find other options that protect the environment and are more acceptable socially. The original course was taught by Dr. David Thorpe. This course was given in the Faculty of Engineering and potential or practicing engineers may find the course interesting.

The free OpenCourseWare version of 'Technology and Society' includes a reading list, web-links to available online readings, study modules, lectures, assignments and a past exam. If you're interested in this free course, visit the technological professionalism course page.

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