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CTE031 - History of technology
Teknikhistoria
 
Syllabus adopted 2020-02-06 by Head of Programme (or corresponding)
Owner: MTS
7,5 Credits
Grading: TH - Pass with distinction (5), Pass with credit (4), Pass (3), Fail
Education cycle: First-cycle
Department: 45 - TECHNOLOGY MANAGEMENT AND ECONOMICS


Teaching language: Swedish
Application code: 99118
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 7,5 c Grading: TH   7,5 c    

In programs

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)
TKDAT COMPUTER SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING, Year 3 (elective)
MTS Humans, Technology, Society, Year 1 

Examiner:

Per Lundin

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Theme:

MTS 7,5 hec


Eligibility

General entry requirements for bachelor's level studies

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.

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.


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