Technology in Society


This class explores the positive and negative effects of the use of technology. Students will explore the political, economic, social, and environmental impacts technology can have on us as we try to live a normal life. This course teaches critical thinking skills as they relate to the creation and use of technology. Students will be prepared to analyze issues, consider their validity, formulate positions, and defend these positions.


Students will work individually and in small teams to solve technological problems. They will be encouraged to think critically and reflect upon the ethics and impacts of their decisions.

Trimester Plan:

Students begin the trimester with a look at the Engineering Design Process. They will then study ethics in engineering, practice analyzing technological issues, sustainability in design and contemporary issues in engineering. The trimester ends with students working in groups on a design project planning for life on another world.


Dan Caron,
Apr 15, 2017, 4:55 AM
Dan Caron,
Apr 14, 2017, 6:31 PM