NS112 Understanding Science and Technology

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Course Code Course Title Weekly Hours* ECTS Weekly Class Schedule
T P
NS112 Understanding Science and Technology 2 0 3 Thursday 9:00-10:50
Prerequisite None It is a prerequisite to

None

Lecturer Sencer Yeralan Office Hours / Room / Phone
Monday:
9:00-11:00
Tuesday:
9:00-11:00
Wednesday:
9:00-11:00
A F1.28
E-mail syeralan@ius.edu.ba
Assistant None Assistant E-mail
Course Objectives The aim of the course is to expose students to various issues and opinions on the development, the current state and the role of science and technology in the development of human societies. The goal is not to give definitive answers but rather to provoke discussion, foster insights, and initiate further learning.
Textbook Rudi Volti. Society and Technological Change, (7th or 8th Edition) New York: Worth, 2013 or 2017, ISBN:13:978-1-4292-2121-4
Learning Outcomes After successful  completion of the course, the student will be able to:
  1. Demonstrate critical thinking of the current state and the role of the science and technology in the development of human societies
  2. Analyze the issues related to the science and technology impact on the sustainable development
Teaching Methods This course will be delivered using presentations, written and visual material, class discussions, pre-class reading assignments, post-class homework assignments, and face-to-face interaction.
WEEK TOPIC REFERENCE
Week 1 Introduction, Objective and Outline of the Course Notes, Volti, Chapter 1,2
Week 2 Some Hystory of Science and Technology Notes, Volti, Chapter 1,2
Week 3 Science, Technology and Engineering Notes, Volti, Chapter 1,2
Week 4 Sources of Technological Changes Volti, Chapter 3
Week 5 Scientific Ckowledge and Technologıcal Advances Volti, Chapter 4
Week 6 Sources of Technological Changes and Technology Diffusion Volti, Chapter 5
Week 7 Midterm Exam
Week 8 Technology, Energy and Environment Notes, Volti, Chapter 6
Week 9 Life Sciences and Bio-technology Notes, Volti, Chapter 7,8
Week 10 Technology and Jobs, Engineering Education Notes, Volti, Chapter 9,10,11
Week 11 Communication, Digital Divide and IT Development Notes, Volti, Chapter 12,13,14
Week 12 Control and Robotics Notes
Week 13 The Challenges of the 21st Century Notes
Week 14 Summary of the course Notes
Week 15 Answers to the Student Qustions about the Course Notes
Assessment Methods and Criteria Evaluation Tool Quantity Weight Alignment with LOs
Final Exam 1 40 1,2
Semester Evaluation Compenents
In-term exam 1 20 1,2
HW (up to 8 assignments) 8 40 1,2
***     ECTS Credit Calculation     ***
 Activity Hours Weeks Student Workload Hours Activity Hours Weeks Student Workload Hours
Lecture Hours 2 14 28 Final exam study 6 1 6
Home study 2 14 28 Home study 2 14 28
In-term exam study 5 1 5
        Total Workload Hours = 75
*T= Teaching, P= Practice ECTS Credit = 3
Course Academic Quality Assurance: Semester Student Survey Last Update Date: 06/11/2020
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