CORC 3319 Invention, Machines, Computing and Society

3 hours; 3 credits

Inventions that have changed society, from the wheel to current computer-based technologies, with special emphasis on computing technologies. The "defining technology" concept. Critical inventions, the science enabling them and how they define and affect the society of their time. The inventors and what triggered their creativity. How one invention led to another with emphasis on computers and microminiaturization. What the future might hold. Satisfies Pathways College Option requirement.

Prerequisite: Junior standing.


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