apmt315 | undergraduate

Technology And Society

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This course introduces students to the evolution of technologies used in contemporary society to communicate, associate, learn, and build social and material capital. A special focus is on the benefits technology accrues to humans and communities, as well as potential harmful effects of engaging with technology.

This undergraduate-level course is 5 weeks To enroll, speak with an Enrollment Representative.

Course details:

Credits: 3
Continuing education units: XX
Professional development units: XX
Duration: 5 weeks

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    The Evolution of Technology

    • Categorize the effects modern technology has on sociocultural development and on the individual.
    • Identify the significance of the evolution of technology and rapid technological advancement for society.
    • Identify the components of and perform a digital cultural analysis.

    The Influence of Technology on Society

    • Evaluate how technologies are changing the way people define themselves and present themselves in society.
    • Evaluate whether current advances in the digital world are creating greater social equity.
    • Establish whether the loss of privacy in a highly networked surveillance society leads to a positive or negative outcome.
    • Analyze the various technological techniques used to digitize desire.

    Technology and Social Change

    • Evaluate a tech-savvy organization’s ability to shape societal and cultural values and norms.
    • Identify why digital games frequently create or are surrounded by controversy.
    • Demonstrate the various techniques used in social media to affect social change.
    • Evaluate persuasive techniques employed by technology that are designed to motivate continuous engagement.

    Technology in Education, Training, and Therapy

    • Analyze the effects of using digital technology in education and training.
    • Argue the ethics of treating knowledge as a human right instead of a commodity.
    • Determine how technology can be used to increase diversity on the web.
    • Evaluate the ethics of current online therapy practices.

    The Future of Technology and Society

    • Identify possible effects that more pervasive or intimate technologies will have on identity development, education, training, and therapy.
    • Debate the effects nanotechnology and neo eugenics are having on sociocultural and individual development.
    • Analyze neuroscience research on the effects of virtual and wearable technology.
    • Predict the types of challenges the future digitized world must address.
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