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Syllabus for

Academic year
CTE031 - History of technology
Teknikhistoria
 
Syllabus adopted 2019-02-13 by Head of Programme (or corresponding)
Owner: MTS
7,5 Credits
Grading: TH - Five, Four, Three, Fail
Education cycle: First-cycle
Department: 45 - TECHNOLOGY MANAGEMENT AND ECONOMICS

Course closed for late applications.
Teaching language: Swedish
Application code: 99119
Open for exchange students: No
Block schedule: A
Maximum participants: 150

Module   Credit distribution   Examination dates
Sp1 Sp2 Sp3 Sp4 Summer course No Sp
0105 Take-home examination 7,5c Grading: TH   7,5c    

In programs

MTS Humans, Technology, Society, Year 1 
TKDAT COMPUTER SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING, Year 3 (elective)
TKELT ELECTRICAL ENGINEERING, Year 3 (compulsory elective)
TKITE SOFTWARE ENGINEERING, Year 2 (elective)
TKITE SOFTWARE ENGINEERING, Year 3 (elective)
TKMAS MECHANICAL ENGINEERING, Year 3 (elective)
TKSAM CIVIL ENGINEERING, Year 3 (elective)
TIKEL CHEMICAL ENGINEERING, Year 3 (elective)

Examiner:

Per Lundin

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Replaces

CTE030   History of technology

Theme:

MTS 7,5 hec


Eligibility:

In order to be eligible for a first cycle course the applicant needs to fulfil the general and specific entry requirements of the programme(s) that has the course included in the study programme.

Aim

The course aims to provide a deeper understanding of the interplay between technological change and societal change. The course provides knowledge of typical patterns in technological change. The emphasis in the course is on the period from 1750 until today.

Learning outcomes (after completion of the course the student should be able to)

- Describe and analyze the interplay between technological change on the one hand and cultural, economic, political and social change on the other
- Identify factors that cause technological change
- Describe and analyze the mechanisms of technological change
- Explain and interpret historical processes
- Describe and analyze theoretical concepts and explanatory models in the historical sciences
- Problematize the societal consequences of technological change, then and now
- Observe the ethical problems that development and use of technology may be associated with
- Write argumentative text


Content

History of technology is the historical study of technology and technological change. Themes and issues covered in the course are:

- Factors that shape technological change
- The mechanisms of technological change
- Technology transfer
- Technological determinism
- The unanticipated consequences of technology
- Science and technology as different traditions of knowledge
- The development of the engineering profession
- The development of large technological systems
- Gender and technology

Organisation

Lectures and seminars.

Literature

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Examination including compulsory elements

Take home exam. Grade: F, 3,4,5.


Published: Wed 26 Feb 2020.