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CAS 383 - Culture and Technology

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Dr. Ellen Taricani
Associate Teaching Professor
202 Sparks Building
(814) 865-9317

The aim of this course is to examine the relationship between technology and culture in the broadest sense, from the role of tools used in society to the impact of high technology in post-industrial societies. The course begins with an overview of the theoretical approaches to the linkage between technology, culture and society. We will examine the role of technology as a determinant of culture. Particular attention will be given to the diffusion and transfer of new technology and its impact on social and cultural issues.

Topics to consider

  • information technology
  • social media
  • security and privacy issues/the dark web
  • social issues
  • cultural change
  • robotics
  • smart devices
  • antisocial media

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