STS 299 - Topics in Science, Technology and Society
Fall 2022, Section 001 - The Office: Business, Technology and the Shape of Work in the West
Instruction Mode: Section 001 is  In Person (see other Sections below)
Subject: Science, Technology & Society (STS)
Department: LSA II: Science, Tech & Soc.
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Details

Credits:
4
Credit Exclusions:
Only 9 credits total can be elected between STS 299, 399, and 499.
Waitlist Capacity:
unlimited
Repeatability:
May be elected four times for credit. May be elected more than once in the same term.
Primary Instructor:

Description

The Office explores the space in which work and business has been centered, the objects and technologies that have shaped and reshaped its functions, and the people that have worked within its walls. Through lectures, readings, and presentations that draw upon the scholarship and insight of a diversity of fields, it offers an object- and technology-centered history of the Western business workplace, and traces the key innovations in the structure and function of the office from Ancient Rome to the Zoom-space. This course will investigate the broad significance of seemingly everyday objects and the people that have used them and trace across space and time the mutual impact, interaction, and interconnectedness of business, technology, and society.

Course Requirements:

Lecture and section attendance and participation; technology presentation (in lieu of mid-term exam); thematic essay (final paper).

Intended Audience:

Majors and non-majors, any level.

Class Format:

Lecture/Discussion

Schedule

STS 299 - Topics in Science, Technology and Society
Schedule Listing
001 (LEC)
 In Person
34475
Open
29
 
1
TuTh 11:30AM - 1:00PM
002 (DIS)
 In Person
34478
Open
6
 
-
Th 1:00PM - 2:00PM
004 (DIS)
 In Person
34480
Open
12
 
1
F 11:00AM - 12:00PM
007 (DIS)
 In Person
34483
Open
11
 
-
F 12:00PM - 1:00PM

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