ERIC Number: ED206235
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980
Reference Count: 0
Technology Education for All (Role of the Department of Technology and Society at Stony Brook).
Truxal, John G.
Studies offered by the Department of Technology and Society at the State University of New York at Stony Brook are described. The program of studies for nonengineering students provides an introduction to the characteristics, capabilities, and limitations of the technological environment. The college provides courses for undergraduates in the liberal arts, and in the early 1970s focused on issues such as energy, water, and privacy implications of computers. More recently, courses have been offered in communications, space programs, weather modification, and problem-solving techniques. The engineering approach, rather than an interdisciplinary approach, is followed. The program offers four courses designed for undergraduate engineering students: freshman engineering, biomedical engineering, engineering and managerial economics, and communication skills in engineering and applied science. An attempt is made to develop student awareness of the social dimensions of engineering. The college offers a number of graduate courses designed for the nonengineering students and a master's degree (in applied science) for students seeking a total program in modern technology and engineering techniques of problem formulation and analysis. Additionally technology courses for graduate students in public administration, offerings on educational uses of computers, and graduate television courses have been sponsored. The college has developed secondary school educational materials on modern technology and has offered a college course for gifted high school juniors and seniors. In addition, the college has developed materials on technology designed for the general public. Information on faculty, teaching activities, and grant support is included. (SW)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
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Identifiers: State University of New York Stony Brook