ERIC Number: ED201224
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980-Aug
The Carnegie-Mellon University Program in Technology Humanities: A Five Year Review.
Tarr, Joel A.
The Carnegie-Mellon University Program in Technology Humanities, which has been renamed the Program in Technology and Society, is described. The program was initiated in 1975 to stimulate interest, teaching, and research in the relationship between technology and society. The major achievements of the program in relation to its courses, support for research, symposiums and conferences, and visiting faculty are considered. In the program's five years of operation, 14 courses have been sponsored, 10 of which have become a part of the university's regular curriculum. The program also has supported 13 graduate student research projects. The program's courses and students involved in research, their research topics, and departments are listed. The topics that have been included in the program's speakers series are also listed, along with the groups on campus that have cooperated on each topic. Two visiting faculty have been in residence at the university under program auspices. Additionally, the program has sponsored a conference on Retrospective Technology Assessment, cosponsored a conference on Technological Projection, and hosted the annual convention of the Society for the History of Technology. It is suggested that through the courses and lecture series, students from architecture, engineering, the humanities, the sciences, and social sciences have widened their outlook in regard to the role of technology in society. Expansion of the program is also described. (SW)
Descriptors: College Curriculum, College Faculty, College Programs, Cultural Context, Engineering, Graduate Students, Higher Education, Humanities, Interdisciplinary Approach, Research Projects, Sciences, Social Problems, Speeches, Student Research, Teacher Exchange Programs, Technical Education, Technological Advancement, Technology, Undergraduate Students
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, New York, NY.
Authoring Institution: Carnegie-Mellon Univ., Pittsburgh, PA.