Core Courses

The core courses explore the way technology shapes society and is in turn shaped by society through courses on:

  • The Culture of Technology
  • Case Studies in the History of Technology
  • Preventive Engineering:  Environmental Perspectives
  • Social Control of Technology

In addition, three courses called Inquiry in an Engineering Context, develop skill at formulating questions, carrying out research and communicating findings. These courses help to examine the complex nature of issues like sustainable development and systems failure.

Work done in these core courses fosters and develops:

  • research skills and resourcefulness
  • oral and written communication skills through group work and seminars
  • initiative
  • strategies to critically define and assess problematic situations
  • the ability to work effectively as a team with engineers from all fields

Brief Descriptions of Core Courses