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History of Technology

Orientation – July 5, 2021
Course – July 6 – 23, 2021


Are you curious about how technological breakthroughs happen? How do these incredible technological phenomenon change our society? The evolution of applied technology during the past 300 years will be the guide for this course and how developments from the industrial age to contemporary commercial products and services impact contemporary life and behaviour. This will be a holistic look at how technological breakthroughs happen from social and political influences, economic conditions, scientific developments and design vision.

What you’ll learn:

  • How technological developments have shaped our society;
  • The impact of key technological advances on global cultural norms, the environment and the health of humanity;
  • The relationships among contemporary artistic themes, technological innovations, industrial design and social attitudes;
  • And more!

This program is right for you if:

  • You’re interested in technology and its impacts, strengths and weaknesses;
  • You’re ready to learn key intersections of technology and how people experience it;
  • You’re open to a collaborative, peer-to-peer, group work in your courses.

What will I be able to do after this course?

  • Understand the historical significance of technological advancements;
  • Communicate effectively on future developments in technology and human conditions;
  • Begin to recognize how more sustainability can be incorporated into the future of technology.