Calhoun Discovery Program Courses

FALL 2020 COURSES

First-Year Students

CRN 90408
UH 2855 Calhoun Transdisciplinary Fusion Studio I

Wednesday and Friday, 4:00 – 5:15
Hillcrest 143
3 credits

Instructors: Shahab Sagheb, Robert Smith, Joan Banks-Hunt, Alkan Soysal, Thanassis Rikakis, Michael Kretser

Transdisciplinary Fusion Studio I is an introduction to transdisciplinary, collaborative design process to address real-world sociotechnical problems provided by clients from industry, and nonprofit organizations. UH2855 (Freshmen Fusion Studio) focuses on collaborative problem identification, analysis and problem-setting. Students in teams will work on projects that will leverage the existing and developing capabilities in Calhoun Discovery Program (CDP) and Honors College Studios' (HCS) workcells. This studio is divided into three 5-week sections:

Week 1— 4:

  • Introduction to sociotechnical systems concepts and components
  • Industry 4.0 as a 21st century sociotechnical system
  • Introduction to CDP Quadrants, systems and design thinking methodology
  • Introduction to industry methodology for project R&D

Week 5—10: Industry driven projects

  • Introduction to CDP work-cells
  • Introduction to ongoing industry-academia-society projects in CDP and HCS workcells
  • Collaborative team work on specific problems from the workcells

Week 10—14: Student-driven projects

  • Further exploration of problem space
  • Identification of gaps in knowledge related to the projects
  • Collaborative work on specific problems chosen by student teams to CDP and HCS workcells

COMM 2754H: Topics in Communication about Technology Innovation

*Meeting Times: Instructor will provide just-in-time open-to-all, face-to-face instruction based on student needs and requests as they emerge through the online interactions. Times will be adjusted to availability of students for each face to face instruction topic. Digital discussion and interaction forums with also enable peer to peer learning.  Student cohorts will progress through each module together through weekly deadlines that will ensure course completion in 5 weeks and facilitate peer to peer learning. 

CRN 82876
COMM 2754H Topics in Communication about Technology Innovation

1st Module: Professional Writing (Asynchronous Course)
1 Credit
Instructor: James Ivory

Professional writing skills are necessary for success in any career. While individuals may differ in terms of their instinctive skills and interest in writing, learning some basic principles, concepts, and formats will be useful for anyone preparing for a professional career in any field.

  • Write clearly and efficiently for a variety of media platforms.
  • Apply specific professional writing techniques for media-style writing.
  • Observe professional norms and etiquette in correspondence.
  • Distribute media writing products to appropriate audiences.

CRN 82875
COMM 2754H Topics in Communication about Technology Innovation
2nd Module: Visual Communication – Image Creation (Asynchronous Course)
1 Credit
Instructor: James Ivory

Basic concepts and skills related to creation and editing of visual images is a valuable skill for someone in any walk of life. As you move into your advanced courses and prepare for your career, the ability to recognize and apply visual design principles and create and edit images will be a useful skill for you.                

  • Identify, critique, and apply principles of visual composition.
  • Create images based in visual composition principles using camera technology.
  • Edit images using image-editing technology.
  • Integrate images and editing techniques to create an original visual project.

OR

CRN 82877
COMM 2754H Topics in Communication about Technology Innovation
2nd Module: Visual Communication – Design Principles for Effective Presentations (Asynchronous Course)
1 Credit
Instructor: Shahab Sagheb

Slides and posters are effective visual communication tools that help your audience engage in conversations. By the end of this module students will learn:

  • Design principles and their implementation in designing effective visual media
  • To craft a strong message by assessment, development and organization of cohesive visuals
  • The process of evaluating colors for print and digital presentation
  • To present their research in clear, concise graphic format

CRN 82874
COMM 2754H Topics in Communication about Technology Innovation

3rd Module: Communicating Data (Asynchronous Course)
1 Credit
Instructor: Nikki Lewis

Communicating conclusions from data can be rewarding for the team that developed the conclusions and the individuals who benefit from the sharing of that information. In this module, you will practice the thought process and skills necessary to effectively communicate data.

  • Data Visualization History
  • Statistics and Data Visualization
  • Data Visualization Tools
  • Ethical Data Visualization
  • Communicating Data Through Visualization

OR

CRN 82878
COMM 2754H Topics in Communication about Technology Innovation

3rd Module: Professional Presentation (Asynchronous Course)
1 Credit
Instructor: James Ivory

All careers call for professional speech and presentation skills. Learning some structured techniques for professional presentations can ensure that anyone can give a competent and effective presentation.

  • Identify the concepts of professional speech organization and presentation.
  • Prepare a speech outline for an occasion and audience.
  • Critique professional speeches.
  • Deliver online and in-person speech presentations.

UH 2814: Topics in Social Sciences for Technology Innovation for Societal Impact

*Meeting Times: Instructor will provide just-in-time open-to-all, face-to-face instruction based on student needs and requests as they emerge through the online interactions. Times will be adjusted to availability of students for each face to face instruction topic. Digital discussion and interaction forums with also enable peer to peer learning.  Student cohorts will progress through each module together through weekly deadlines that will ensure course completion in 5 weeks and facilitate peer to peer learning. 

CRN 91607
UH 2814 Topics in Social Science in Technology Innovation for Societal Impact
1st Module: Operations Management (Asynchronous Course)
1 Credit
Instructor: Michael Kretser

  • Introduction to Operations Management
  • Decision-Making Tools: Decision Analysis
  • Quality Management
  • Statistical Process Control
  • Product Design
  • Service Design
  • Capacity and Facilities Design
  • Work Measurement
  • Project Management

CRN 91608
UH 2814 Topics in Social Science in Technology Innovation for Societal Impact
2nd Module: Supply Chain Management (Asynchronous Course)
Instructor: Michael Kretser

  • Introduction to Supply Chain Management
  • SCM Strategy and Design
  • Global Supply Chain Procurement and Distribution
  • Forecasting
  • Inventory Management
  • Linear Programming
  • Resource Planning
  • Lean Systems

CRN 91609
UH 2814 Topics in Social Science in Technology Innovation for Societal Impact

3rd Module: Optimization & Robustness (Asynchronous Course)
1 Credit
Instructor: Michael Kretser

  • Basic Model Formulations
  • Solving Basic Models
  • Project Selection Problem
  • Traveling Salesman and Vehicle Routing Problem Formulations
  • Vehicle Routing Problem Approximations

OR

CRN 91610
UH 2814 Topics in Social Science in Technology Innovation for Societal Impact

3rd Module: Entrepreneurship (Asynchronous Course)
1 Credit
Instructor: Howard Haines

This Entrepreneurship Module is targeted at students from a variety of disciplines across campus with the requirement that the students participate in experiential activities to provide personal context with the entrepreneurial process. The course also serves as a basic introduction to entrepreneurship and business.

  • Fundamental concepts in entrepreneurship in relation to technology innovation
  • Apply specific concepts in entrepreneurship for analyzing, understanding, and implementing technology innovation
  • Articulate the processes and concepts connecting entrepreneurship with other concepts
  • Integrate and apply specific combinations of concepts in entrepreneurship with concepts from other disciplines to understand, and generate technology innovation
  • Use key concepts in entrepreneurship to identify, articulate, and reflect on the ethical dimensions of technology innovation

UH 2834: Topics in Humanities in Technology Innovation for Societal Impact

*Meeting Times: Instructor will provide just-in-time open-to-all, face-to-face instruction based on student needs and requests as they emerge through the online interactions. Times will be adjusted to availability of students for each face to face instruction topic. Digital discussion and interaction forums with also enable peer to peer learning.  Student cohorts will progress through each module together through weekly deadlines that will ensure course completion in 5 weeks and facilitate peer to peer learning. 

CRN 91611
UH 2834 Topics in Humanities in Technology Innovation for Societal Impact
1st Module: Personal Knowledge in Action (Asynchronous Course)
1 Credit
Instructor: Thanassis Rikakis

  • Embodied intelligence and multidomain learning
  • Experiential knowledge and ambiguity
  • Relatedness and multi-perspective discourse
  • Life Skills, Domain General Skills, Domain specific skills and tasks
  • Integrative Personal Knowledge

OR

CRN 91614

UH 2834 Topics in Humanities in Technology Innovation for Societal Impact
1st Module: Social Construction of Theory (Asynchronous Course)
1 Credit
Instructor: Paul Heilker

  • Platonic, Aristotelian, and Isocratean epistemology
  • Thought communities
  • Metaphors we live by
  • Artifacts as arguments
  • Spaces as arguments
  • Social construction of technology in the Calhoun Discovery Program

CRN 91612
UH 2834 Topics in Humanities in Technology Innovation for Societal Impact
2nd Module: Collective Intelligence (Asynchronous Course)
1 Credit
Instructor: Thanassis Rikakis

  • Inclusiveness, Plurality and Dialectic bootstrapping
  • Embodying Difference and knowledge mobility
  • Collaborative Learning Environments and Tools
  • Cyber Human Intelligence
  • Learning Societies and Sociotechnical Emergence

OR

CRN 91615
UH 2834 Topics in Humanities in Technology Innovation for Societal Impact
2nd Module: Human Condition (Asynchronous Course)
Instructor: Sylvester Johnson

  • Major themes present interconnections of race, class, and politics
  • Historical causes of global systems of inequality
  • Social construction of gender and sexuality
  • Strategies for ethical governance of technology
  • Challenges technology poses for human identity

 

CRN 91613
UH 2834 Topics in Humanities in Technology Innovation for Societal Impact
3rd Module: Adaptive Cyber Human Learning (Asynchronous Course)
1 Credit
Instructor: Thanassis Rikakis

  • Supervised, Unsupervised and Reinforcement Learning
  • Abstract Knowledge and Hierarchical Bayesian Models
  • Fusing knowledge based and data-based learning
  • Adaptive Learning
  • Cyber Human Learning Systems

OR

CRN 91616
UH 2834 Topics in Humanities in Technology Innovation for Societal Impact

3rd Module: Community & Identity (Asynchronous Course)
Instructor: Paul Heilker

  • Dominant, residual, and vestigial communities
  • Conflict and community membership
  • Communities of practice
  • Constructs of identity
  • Centripetal and centrifugal forces, the sacred and the profane

Second-Year Students

UH 2764: Topics in Engineering for Technology Innovation for Societal Impact

*Meeting Times: Instructor will provide just-in-time open-to-all, face-to-face instruction based on student needs and requests as they emerge through the online interactions. Times will be adjusted to availability of students for each face to face instruction topic. Digital discussion and interaction forums with also enable peer to peer learning.  Student cohorts will progress through each module together through weekly deadlines that will ensure course completion in 5 weeks and facilitate peer to peer learning. 

CRN 91604
UH 2764 Topics in Engineering in Technology Innovation for Societal Impact

1st Module: Internet of Things - IoT (Asynchronous Course)
1 Credit
Instructor: Alkan Soysal

  • Introduction to IoT
  • Sensors, Actuators and Transducers for IoT systems
  • IoT Systems and Applications
  • Cloud Computing
  • IoT Market

CRN 91605
UH 2764 Topics in Engineering in Technology Innovation for Societal Impact

2nd Module: Power and Energy (Asynchronous Course)
1 Credit
Instructor: Alkan Soysal

  • Concepts of energy, power and work
  • Energy sources, usage, and sustainability
  • Energy conversion and engines
  • Energy economics
  • Green buildings: energy management

CRN 91606
UH 2764 Topics in Engineering in Technology Innovation for Societal Impact

3rd Module: Hardware/Software Interface (Asynchronous Course)
1 Credit
Instructor: Alkan Soysal

  • Computing as part of a physical device or environment
  • Analog vs Digital, digital representation of analog quantities
  • Basic Electronic Circuits and Devices   
  • Introduction to Arduino
  • Sensing and actuation examples, debugging

UH 2814: Topics in Social Sciences for Technology Innovation for Societal Impact

*Meeting Times: Instructor will provide just-in-time open-to-all, face-to-face instruction based on student needs and requests as they emerge through the online interactions. Times will be adjusted to availability of students for each face to face instruction topic. Digital discussion and interaction forums with also enable peer to peer learning.  Student cohorts will progress through each module together through weekly deadlines that will ensure course completion in 5 weeks and facilitate peer to peer learning. 

CRN 91607
UH 2814 Topics in Social Science in Technology Innovation for Societal Impact
1st Module: Operations Management (Asynchronous Course)
1 Credit
Instructor: Michael Kretser

  • Introduction to Operations Management
  • Decision-Making Tools: Decision Analysis
  • Quality Management
  • Statistical Process Control
  • Product Design
  • Service Design
  • Capacity and Facilities Design
  • Work Measurement
  • Project Management

CRN 91608
UH 2814 Topics in Social Science in Technology Innovation for Societal Impact
2nd Module: Supply Chain Management (Asynchronous Course)
Instructor: Michael Kretser

  • Introduction to Supply Chain Management
  • SCM Strategy and Design
  • Global Supply Chain Procurement and Distribution
  • Forecasting
  • Inventory Management
  • Linear Programming
  • Resource Planning

CRN 91609
UH 2814 Topics in Social Science in Technology Innovation for Societal Impact
3rd Module: Optimization & Robustness (Asynchronous Course)
1 Credit
Instructor: Michael Kretser

  • Basic Model Formulations
  • Solving Basic Models
  • Project Selection Problem
  • Traveling Salesman and Vehicle Routing Problem Formulations
  • Vehicle Routing Problem Approximations

OR

CRN 91610
UH 2814 Topics in Social Science in Technology Innovation for Societal Impact

3rd Module: Entrepreneurship (Asynchronous Course)
1 Credit
Instructor: Howard Haines

  • This Entrepreneurship Module is targeted at students from a variety of disciplines across campus with the requirement that the students participate in experiential activities to provide personal context with the entrepreneurial process. The course also serves as a basic introduction to entrepreneurship and business.
  • Fundamental concepts in entrepreneurship in relation to technology innovation
  • Apply specific concepts in entrepreneurship for analyzing, understanding, and implementing technology innovation
  • Articulate the processes and concepts connecting entrepreneurship with other concepts
  • Integrate and apply specific combinations of concepts in entrepreneurship with concepts from other disciplines to understand, and generate technology innovation
  • Use key concepts in entrepreneurship to identify, articulate, and reflect on the ethical dimensions of technology innovation

UH 2834: Topics in Humanities in Technology Innovation for Societal Impact

*Meeting Times: Instructor will provide just-in-time open-to-all, face-to-face instruction based on student needs and requests as they emerge through the online interactions. Times will be adjusted to availability of students for each face to face instruction topic. Digital discussion and interaction forums with also enable peer to peer learning.  Student cohorts will progress through each module together through weekly deadlines that will ensure course completion in 5 weeks and facilitate peer to peer learning. 

CRN 91611
UH 2834 Topics in Humanities in Technology Innovation for Societal Impact
1st Module: Personal Knowledge in Action (Asynchronous Course) 
1 Credit
Instructor: Thanassis Rikakis

  • Embodied intelligence and multidomain learning
  • Experiential knowledge and ambiguity
  • Relatedness and multi-perspective discourse
  • Life Skills, Domain General Skills, Domain specific skills and tasks
  • Integrative Personal Knowledge

OR

CRN 91614
UH 2834 Topics in Humanities in Technology Innovation for Societal Impact
1st Module: Social Construction of Theory (Asynchronous Course)
1 Credit
Instructor: Paul Heilker

  • Platonic, Aristotelian, and Isocratean epistemology
  • Thought communities
  • Metaphors we live by
  • Artifacts as arguments
  • Spaces as arguments
  • Social construction of technology in the Calhoun Discovery Program

CRN 91612
UH 2834 Topics in Humanities in Technology Innovation for Societal Impact
2nd Module: Collective Intelligence (Asynchronous Course)
1 Credit
Instructor: Thanassis Rikakis

  • Inclusiveness, Plurality and Dialectic bootstrapping
  • Embodying Difference and knowledge mobility
  • Collaborative Learning Environments and Tools
  • Cyber Human Intelligence
  • Learning Societies and Sociotechnical Emergence

OR

CRN 91615

UH 2834 Topics in Humanities in Technology Innovation for Societal Impact

2nd Module: Human Condition (Asynchronous Course) 
Instructor: Sylvester Johnson

  • Major themes present interconnections of race, class, and politics
  • Historical causes of global systems of inequality
  • Social construction of gender and sexuality
  • Strategies for ethical governance of technology
  • Challenges technology poses for human identity

CRN 91613
UH 2834 Topics in Humanities in Technology Innovation for Societal Impact
3rd Module: Adaptive Cyber Human Learning (Asynchronous Course)
1 Credit
Instructor: Thanassis Rikakis

  • Supervised, Unsupervised and Reinforcement Learning
  • Abstract Knowledge and Hierarchical Bayesian Models
  • Fusing knowledge based and data-based learning
  • Adaptive Learning
  • Cyber Human Learning Systems

OR

CRN 91616
UH 2834 Topics in Humanities in Technology Innovation for Societal Impact

3rd Module: Community & Identity (Asynchronous Course)
Instructor: Paul Heilker

  • Dominant, residual, and vestigial communities
  • Conflict and community membership
  • Communities of practice
  • Constructs of identity
  • Centripetal and centrifugal forces, the sacred and the profane

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Past Course Offerings

COMM 2764H: Topics in Communication about Technology Innovation

*Meeting Times: Instructor will provide just-in-time open-to-all, face-to-face instruction based on student needs and requests as they emerge through the online interactions. Times will be adjusted to availability of students for each face to face instruction topic. Digital discussion and interaction forums with also enable peer to peer learning.  Student cohorts will progress through each module together through weekly deadlines that will ensure course completion in 5 weeks and facilitate peer to peer learning. 

CRN 20905
Multimedia & Broadcast Communication in Technology Innovation for Societal Impact* [asynchronous]
Dr. Ivory

After completing this module, students will be able to:

  • Apply basic multimedia production principles and techniques
  • Produce an original multimedia product for personal and professional use
  • Identify ethical issues related to multimedia production and distribution
  • Examine issues of diversity related to multimedia production and distribution

CRN 20906
Digital Media in Society in Technology Innovation for Societal Impact* [asynchronous]
Dr. Ivory

After completing this module, students will be able to

  • Describe the state of the behavioral and social research literature on the role of digital media in society
  • Critique research approaches and interpretations used in exploring social issues related to digital media
  • Recommend strategies and policies for individuals and stakeholder groups related to digital media use and access.     

CRN ­­­­­­­­­­­­­­20907
Online Collaboration Tools and Services in Technology Innovation for Societal Impact* [asynchronous]
Dr. Ivory

After completing this module, students will be able to:

  • Identify and use applications relevant to professional group work
  • Consider assumptions, strengths, and weaknesses related to the modality of various communication tools
  • Apply norms and etiquette related to collaborative communication platforms

UH 2814: Topics in Social Sciences for Technology Innovation for Societal Impact

*Meeting Times: Instructor will provide just-in-time open-to-all, face-to-face instruction based on student needs and requests as they emerge through the online interactions. Times will be adjusted to availability of students for each face to face instruction topic. Digital discussion and interaction forums with also enable peer to peer learning.  Student cohorts will progress through each module together through weekly deadlines that will ensure course completion in 5 weeks and facilitate peer to peer learning. 

CRN ­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­20908
Technology Systems and Economic Development* [asynchronous]
Dr. Knox

This module will:

  • Provide a framework around which you can establish your big-picture perspective on technology and economic development
  • Explain key concepts relating to technology systems and economic development

We are in the early stages of the Third Industrial Revolution (or Industry 4.0). You will spend your careers navigating the changes and opportunities that it will generate. But we also live in a world that carries the legacy of previous revolutionary changes in technology systems and economic organization, and this module will give you an appreciation of those legacies and how they came about.

CRN 20909
Human Environment Interaction* [asynchronous]
Dr. Velez

  • Elements of our physical environment
  • Social environments
  • Invisible interactions
  • Environmental hazards
  • Disciplinary interactions

OR

CRN 20910
Market Analysis* [asynchronous]

Dr. Kretser 

  • the purpose of conducting a market analysis in the context for new ventures and existing organizations;
  • data sources and research methods;
  • defining the market and estimating market size;
  • defining market segments;
  • competition and barriers to entry;
  • and estimating potential market value.

CRN 20911
Market Analysis* [asynchronous]

Dr. Kretser 

  • the purpose of conducting a market analysis in the context for new ventures and existing organizations;
  • data sources and research methods;
  • defining the market and estimating market size; defining market segments;
  • competition and barriers to entry;
  • and estimating potential market value.

OR

CRN 20912
World Economy* [asynchronous]

Dr. Knox

This module will provide a background on the historical development and current structure of the world economy. Topics include:

  • World-systems theory                                         
  • Colonialism/imperialism                            
  • Development and underdevelopment                       
  • Trading blocs, supply chains and interdependence                         
  • Initial advantage and comparative advantage

UH 2744: Topics in Computing in Technology Innovation for Societal Impact

*Meeting Times: Instructor will provide just-in-time open-to-all, face-to-face instruction based on student needs and requests as they emerge through the online interactions. Times will be adjusted to availability of students for each face to face instruction topic. Digital discussion and interaction forums with also enable peer to peer learning.  Student cohorts will progress through each module together through weekly deadlines that will ensure course completion in 5 weeks and facilitate peer to peer learning. 

CRN 20913
Algorithmic Thinking* [asynchronous]
Dr. Soysal

  • Main constructs of programs: control flow with Boolean conditions, sequential steps, iterations
  • Variables, memory, arrays, and strings
  • State machines
  • Binary representations of numbers and characters
  • Operations

CRN 20914
Computing Systems* [asynchronous]
Dr. Soysal

  • System decomposition
  • Layering models, e.g., algorithm, language, instruction set architecture, hardware, transistors, electrons
  • Hiding complexity; Interfaces, subroutines, application programming interfaces (APIs)
  • Human-Computer Interaction: People as part of the system
  • Networked computers and communication

OR

CRN 20915
Acquiring and Analyzing Data* [asynchronous]
Dr. Kretser

  • Acquiring data: scraping and cleaning
  • Numbers, words, and images as data
  • Basic statistics for exploratory data analysis
  • Overview of analytics approaches and tools
  • Introduction to basic data visualization 

CRN 20916
Computing Systems* [asynchronous]
Dr. Soysal

  • System decomposition
  • Layering models, e.g., algorithm, language, instruction set architecture, hardware, transistors, electrons
  • Hiding complexity; Interfaces, subroutines, application programming interfaces (APIs)
  • Human-Computer Interaction: People as part of the system
  • Networked computers and communication

OR

CRN 20917
Estimation, Expectation, Descriptive Analytics* [asynchronous]
Dr. Kretser

  • Types of data/Exploring data/Exploring assumptions
  • Probability, randomness, uncertainty
  • Discrete probability distributions: Binomial distribution/Continuous probability distributions: Normal distribution
  • Sampling and sampling distributions/Estimating means and proportions/Hypothesis testing
  • Discovering relationships/Regression, Inference, and model building/ANOVA

COMM 2764H: Topics in Communication about Technology Innovation

CRN 91474
Professional Writing in Technology Innovation for Societal Impact
Dr. Ivory

  • Race, class, gender, age, and written expression
  • Journalistic and technical writing to explain innovations to diverse audiences
  • Writing for broadcasts for specific audiences and for various occasions
  • Rhetoric and persuasion to influence key stakeholders
  • Ethical dimensions of written texts

 

CRN 91475
Visual Communication in Technology Innovation for Societal Impact
Dr. Ivory

  • Race, class, gender, age, and visual expression
  • Data visualization and presentation to bridge disciplinary, organizational, and cultural differences
  • Visual design for diverse audiences and specific occasions
  • Basic web production for diverse sudiences and specific occasions
  • Ethical dimensions of image editing

OR

CRN 91476
Communicating Data in Technology Innovation for Societal Impact
Dr. Kretser

  • Analysis of how data visualization constructs race, class, gender, and age
  • Principles of effective data communication
  • Data visualization tools
  • Principles of using statistics in data communication
  • Ethical data reporting across disciplinary, organizational, and cultural differences

CRN ­­­­­­­­­­­­­­91489
Professional Presentations in Technology Innovation for Societal Impact
Dr. Ivory

  • Race, class, gender, age, and oral expression
  • Organization of spoken content for diverse audiences and specific occasions
  • Visual aids to bridge disciplinary, organizational, and cultural differences
  • Persuasive speaking to key stakeholders
  • Ethical dimensions of spoken communication

OR

CRN 91491
Communicating Data in Technology Innovation for Societal Impact
Dr. Kretser

  • Analysis of how data visualization constructs race, class, gender, and age
  • Principles of effective data communication
  • Data visualization tools
  • Principles of using statistics in data communication
  • Ethical data reporting across disciplinary, organizational, and cultural differences

UH 2834: Topics in Humanities for Technology Innovation for Societal Impact

 

CRN ­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­91197
Social Construction Theory
Dr. Heilker

  • Platonic/Romantic epistemology
  • Aristotelian/Scientificc epistemology
  • Isocratean/Social Constructionist epistemology
  • Metaphor and Narrative
  • Images of Technology

CRN 91198
The Human Condition and Structural Inequality
Dr.  Johnson

  • Systemic interconnections of race, class, and politics
  • Historical causes of global systems of inequality
  • Social construction of gender and sexualilty
  • Strategies for ethical governance of technology
  • Challenges technology poses for human identity

OR

CRN 91199
Contexts for Technology Innovation
Dr. Sagheb

  • Technology innovation: historical contexts
  • Technology innovation: geographical contexts
  • Technology innovation: sociopolitical contexts
  • Technology innovation: economic contexts
  • Technology innovation: organizational contexts

CRN 91200
Community and Identity
Dr. Heilker

  • Theories of community
  • Contact zones, power, and contestation
  • Theories of identity
  • Transnational/transcultural/transdisciplinary identities
  • Digital communities and identities

OR

CRN 91201
Contexts for Technology Innovation
Dr. Sagheb

  • Technology innovation: historical contexts
  • Technology innovation: geographical contexts
  • Technology innovation: sociopolitical contexts
  • Technology innovation: economic contexts
  • Technology innovation: organizational contexts