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ERIC Number: ED029489
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1967-Feb-28
Pages: 190
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Cybernation and Man--A Course Development Project. Final Report.
Parkman, Ralph
An inter-disciplinary course entitled "Cybernation and Man," developed by the School of Engineering at San Jose State College, tries to evaluate the many problems posed to man by the expansion of his technology. It is contended in the course that the most effective approach to control of complex social phenomena within a technological world comes from the pragmatic methods of engineering technology rather than the more abstract theories of the basic scientist. Topics for the one-semester, three-unit course cover the history of cybernetic machines, simple systems theory, and the broad range of effects of cybernation on labor, economics, industry, and other aspects of society. Each lecture topic is accompanied by full audio- and videotape references, film references, and a bibliography of other materials from many sources for use supplementary to the course. The appendices include a course syllabus, a description of field trips, and a number of student papers. (BB)
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Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC. Bureau of Research.
Authoring Institution: San Jose State Coll., CA. School of Engineering.