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11/6/12

COLLEGE OF TECHNOLOGY BG PERSPECTIVE (GEN. ED.) COURSES Natural Science ECT 1940Q Inquiry in Science and Technology [face-to-face only] On demand. This is an inquiry course that examines the technologies in generation of electric energy such as wind, tidal, solar, regenerative as well as "smart" technologies used to conserve energy in power consumption and transmission/distribution. ENGT 1940Q Inquiry in Science and Technology [face-to-face only] On demand. Inquiry into sustainable technologies, and their effects on society, individuals and the World. This will be achieved through examining the technologies found in green buildings, water reclamation, transportation technologies, renewable/cleaner fuels, and technologies of green design and manufacture. Prerequisite: Open only to Freshman students. QS 1940Q Inquiry in Science and Technology [face-to-face only] On demand. Observation and analysis are fundamental to improving efficiency and effectiveness of technological systems that include: manufacturing, construction, medicine, agriculture, information and service industries. In this learner centered course, students learn the basic principles of quality assurance and quality thinking through project based learning. Prereq: Open only to Freshman students. TECH 1940Q Inquiry in Science and Mobile Technology [hybrid or online] Fall. Investigation into the impact of technological change in societies. Particular emphasis on forecasting and assessing the diffusion of current and emerging technologies in different industries, and examining the often unintended consequences associated with this diffusion. Prereq: open to Freshman and Sophomore students Social & Behavioral Science TECH 3020 Technology Systems in Societies* [hybrid or online] Fall / Spring / Summer. Current issues and their relationship to technology and systems in various cultures throughout the world; emphasis on explaining technological behaviors, and on showing how technology permeates all human affairs. Two one-and-one-half-hour lectures per week. Prereq: junior status or consent of instructor. Humanities and the Arts ARCH 2330 History of Architecture I* [face-to-face only] Fall. Ancient and medieval Western architecture and traditional non-Western architecture in cultural, aesthetic, and technical aspects. ARCH 2340 History of Architecture II* [face-to-face only] Spring. Western architecture from renaissance to present and recent developments in global architecture in cultural, aesthetic, and technical aspects. May be taken before ARCH 2330. Expanded Perspectives (suitable for core elective BGP requirement) TECH 4210 Technological Forecasting [online only] On demand. Examining different technologies and technology systems, as they pertain to the information technology (IT) industry and additional industries; determining how these technologies will be used, what kind of demand there may be for them, and some of the positive and negative consequences of implementing them. Prereq: TECH 3020 and TECH 3000, or by permission of instructor. TECH 4220 Information Policy Analysis [online only] On demand. Examining current and pending federal and state legislation that impacts how electronic information (audio, video, and text) is disseminated; exploring the political, cultural, economic, and social aspects of these policies as they pertain to information and technology. Prereq: TECH 3020 & TECH 3000, or by permission of instructor. TECH 4230 Digital Rights Management* [online only] On demand. Examining current and pending rights models used to secure digital content; examining the implications Digital Rights Management (DRM) schemes carry with them, and their impact on the flow of electronic information in modern societies. Prereq: TECH 3020 and TECH 3000, or by permission of instructor.
* = Fulfills International Perspective requirement