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PURPOSE: The purpose of this requirement is to help the student integrate an understanding of the goals and social impact of technology, an understanding of how technology works (as described in its characteristic methods), and a proficiency in applicable computer skills. Contemporary society, with its dependence on technology and its emphasis on technological change, demands awareness of and proficiency in appropriate technology in each discipline, especially computers. Moreover, the Universityís commitment to values, community, and justice demands a critical attitude to technology.
STUDENT OUTCOMES: Through a combination of lecture and laboratory courses, the student will demonstrate an understanding of the nature of technology and its social context, the ways computer networks are structured and how they can be used as sources of information in the particular field of interest to the student, and some discipline-specific applications.
COURSE: ARTS AND SCIENCES students must select one course from the following list. BUSINESS students fulfill this requirement by the combination of Data Analysis and Information Systems requirement in the School of Business. ECONOMICS students in the College of Arts and Sciences may fulfill the requirement by taking one course from the Arts and Sciences list or by taking the courses required for business students. ENGINEERING students fulfill this requirement by the combination of (i) ENGR 1 or ENGR 19; (ii) an engineering course requiring extensive computer usage (COEN 11, 44 or an approved equivalent); and (iii) any upper-division course in the studentís major department.
70 Art in the Computer Age
109 Genetics and Society
120 Computer Applications in Chemistry
12 Technology and Communication
1 Understanding Digital Technology
19 Ethics in Technology
138 Internet Culture and the Information Society
115 GIS in Environmental Science
75 Technology and Learning
3 Introduction to Computing and Applications
117 Science, Technology, and Society
8 Introduction to Space Sciences
170 Research Methods in Political Science
50 Ways of Knowing
49 Computers, the Internet, and Society
35 Technology and Theatre
The quarterly Schedule of Classes provides a comprehensive list of those courses offered in a particular quarter that meet this requirement.