ERIC Number: ED243669
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983-Jun
Reference Count: 0
The Machine in the University: Sample Course Syllabi for the History of Technology and Technology Studies.
Cutcliffe, Stephen H., Comp.
Provided are 19 sample course syllabi typifying the broad range of courses taught in the field of the history of technology and technology studies. These syllabi are divided into three major sections: (1) world history, covering the history of technology in a western or world context over the period from earliest man and the era of classical antiquity to the present; (2) American history, including courses solely on the history of American technology; and (3) courses that concentrate on a particular historic theme or focus on a specific aspect of technology studies more broadly conceived, such as values questions or politics and technology. Each syllabus contains a statement of course goals, subjects covered, required and/or suggested readings and, in many cases, study and examination questions. While there is a certain amount of overlap among the topics and readings in the syllabi, there is also some unique aspect that makes each course stand out from the others, whether it be the level at which it is taught, the particular combination of length and choice of readings, or the major themes selected for attention. An appendix includes a list of 66 additional courses, each of which is briefly annotated. (JN)
Descriptors: Course Descriptions, Course Objectives, Higher Education, History Instruction, Industrialization, Public Policy, Sciences, Technological Advancement, Technological Literacy, Technology, United States History, Western Civilization, World History
Science, Technology and Society Program, 327 Maginnes Hall #9, Lehigh University, Bethlehem, PA 18015 ($7.50).
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Society for the History of Techology.; Lehigh Univ., Bethlehem, PA.
Note: A publication of the Technology Studies and Education Committee in cooperation with the Science, Technology and Society Program at Lehigh University.