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COURSE OUTLINE

WINTER 2019
Date Initials
Prepared by Instructor Dec. 19, 2018 ME
Approved by Head Jan. 7, 2019 RWB

1. Calendar Information
ENGG 481
Technology and Society
An interpretive course on the interrelationship between technology and society. The first part of the
course surveys significant historical developments within disciplinary areas such as energy,
materials, production processes, structures, transport, communications, and computation.
Sequence within each area: discovery, development, application, impact, future. Social and
economic consequences are also considered. The latter part of the course explores contemporary
problems of society and technology.
Course Hours: 3 units; H (3-1.5S)
Academic Credit: 3
Calendar Reference: https://ucalgary.ca/pubs/calendar/current/engineering.html#10173

2. Learning Outcomes
At the end of this course, you will be able to:
1 Perform a critical analysis of the impact of engineering solutions in a global context;

2 Form opinions on how technology contributes to changes in society and vice versa;

3 Acquire basic knowledge of many technological advances in history;


4 Identify contemporary technologies and potential future directions in technology; and

5 Critically analyze themes related to technology and society.

3. Timetable
Section Day(s) of the Week Time Location
LEC 01 MW 08:00-08:50 SB 103
SEM S01 Seminar Projects WEB-BASED (TBA)

4. Course Instructors
Course Coordinator
Section First Family Office Email
Name Name
LEC 01 Marjan Eggermont MEB 515 meggermo@ucalgary.ca

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Teaching Assistants
Section First Family Phone Office Email
Name Name
LEC 01 Sama Amini
LEC 01 Graham Doerkson
LEC 01 BoMin Kim

5. Examinations
There is no midterm or final exam in this course.

Note: The timetable for Registrar Scheduled exams can be found at the University's Enrolment
Services website, http://www.ucalgary.ca/registrar/.

6. Use of Calculators in Examinations


N/A

7. Final Grade Determination


The final grade in this course will be based on the following components:

Component Learning Outcome(s) Evaluated Weight


In-Class Deliverables 1-5 35%
Seminar Deliverables 1-5 20%
Personal Viz (part of Seminar Deliverable) 1-5 10%
Information Visualization/Book Review 1-5 35%

Total: 100%

Notes:
a) Conversion from a score out of 100 to a letter grade will be done using the conversion chart
shown below. This grading scale can only be changed during the term if the grades will not be
lowered.

b) Students who request accommodation for a missed test or assignment must submit supporting
documentation (as described in Section N.1 of the University of Calgary Calendar) to Adrianne
Hrynyszyn (Undergraduate Program Administrator, MEB 505). This documentation must be
submitted within two (2) business days of the missed coursework in order to be eligible for
consideration. Additional information on course assessments and absences may be found in
Section G.1.1 of the University Calendar (https://www.ucalgary.ca/pubs/calendar/current/g-1-
1.html).

c) A student who feels that a piece of graded term work (term paper, essay, test, etc.) has been
unfairly graded, must discuss the work with the instructor within fifteen (calendar) days of being
notified about the mark or of the item's return to the class. It not satisfied, the student shall
immediately take the matter to the head of the department offering the course (Dr. Robert Brennan,
C/O Adrianne Hrynyszyn in MEB 505). For additional information in regards to reappraisal of
graded term work, please consult the University of Calgary Calendar
(http://www.ucalgary.ca/pubs/calendar/current/i-2.html).
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Letter Grade Total Mark (T)
A+ T ≥ 98.0%
A 93.0% ≤ T < 98.0%
A- 90.0% ≤ T < 93.0%
B+ 87.0% ≤ T < 90.0%
B 83.0% ≤ T < 87.0%
B- 80.0% ≤ T < 83.0%
C+ 77.0% ≤ T < 80.0%
C 74.0% ≤ T < 77.0%
C- 70.0% ≤ T < 74.0%
D+ 65.0% ≤ T < 70.0%
D 55.0% ≤ T < 65.0%
F T < 55.0%

8. Textbook
There are no textbooks required for this class.
9. Course Policies

Advising Syllabus

All Schulich School of Engineering students and instructors have a responsibility to familiarize
themselves with the policies described in the Schulich School of Engineering Advising Syllabus
available at:

http://schulich.ucalgary.ca/undergraduate/advising

Emergency Evacuation/Assembly Points

In the event of an alarm sounding, all classrooms and labs must be evacuated immediately.
Please respond to alarms promptly by leaving the building by the closest available exit. Faculty
and students must remain outside the building until the 'all clear' has been given by a Fire Marshall.
In case of emergency, call 220-5333.

Assembly Points have been identified across campus. These areas have been selected as they are
large enough to hold a significant number of people and will provide an evacuated population
access to washroom facilities and protection from the elements. More information on assembly
points can be found at

http://www.ucalgary.ca/emergencyplan/assemblypoints.

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WELLNESS AND MENTAL HEALTH RESOURCES

The University of Calgary recognizes the pivotal role that student mental health plays in physical
health, social connectedness and academic success, and aspires to create a caring and supportive
campus community where individuals can freely talk about mental health and receive supports
when needed. We encourage you to explore the mental health resources available throughout the
university community, such as counselling, self-help resources, peer support or skills-building
available through the SU Wellness Centre (Room 370, MacEwan Student
Centre, https://www.ucalgary.ca/wellnesscentre/services/mental-health-services) and the Campus
Mental Health Strategy website (http://www.ucalgary.ca/mentalhealth/).

10. Additional Course Information


ACADEMIC INTEGRITY
The University of Calgary is committed to the highest standards of academic integrity and honesty.
Students are expected to be familiar with these standards regarding academic honesty and to
uphold the policies of the University in this respect.

COPYRIGHT
It is the responsibility of students and professors to ensure that materials they post or distribute to
others comply with the Copyright Act and the University’s Fair Dealing Guidance for Students.
Further copyright information for students is available on the Copyright Office web page
(http://library.ucalgary.ca/copyright).

FREEDOM OF INFORMATION AND PROTECTION OF PRIVACY


The Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy (FOIP) Act indicates that assignments given
by you to your course instructor will remain confidential unless otherwise stated before submission.
The assignment cannot be returned to anyone else without your express permission. Similarly, any
information about yourself that you share with your course instructor will not be given to anyone
else without your permission.

WELLNESS AND MENTAL HEALTH RESOURCES


The University of Calgary recognizes the pivotal role that student mental health plays in physical
health, social connectedness and academic success, and aspires to create a caring and supportive
campus community where individuals can freely talk about mental health and receive supports
when needed. We encourage you to explore the excellent mental health resources available
throughout the university community, such as counselling, self-help resources, peer support or
skills-building available through the SU Wellness Centre (Room 370, MacEwan Student Centre,
https://www.ucalgary.ca/wellnesscentre/services/mental-health-services) and the Campus Mental
Health Strategy website (http://www.ucalgary.ca/mentalhealth/).

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ACADEMIC ACCOMMODATION
Students needing an Accommodation because of a Disability or medical condition should contact
Student Accessibility Services in accordance with the Procedure for Accommodations for Students
with Disabilities available at www.ucalgary.ca/policies/forms/title. Students needing an
Accommodation in relation to their coursework or to fulfil requirements for a graduate degree,
based on a Protected Ground other than Disability, should communicate this need, preferably in
writing, to their instructor or the appropriate Associate Dean or Department Head.

SUPPORTS FOR STUDENT LEARNING, SUCCESS, AND SAFETY


Devon Academic Resource Centre ENG 207 DARC@ucalgary.ca

Student Success Centre: https://www.ucalgary.ca/ssc/

Student Union Wellness Centre: https://www.ucalgary.ca/wellnesscentre/

Library Resources: http://library.ucalgary.ca/

**Safewalk: http://www.ucalgary.ca/security/safewalk

**Student Union (https://www.su.ucalgary.ca/about/who-we-are/elected-officials/) or Graduate


Student’s Association (http://gsa.ucalgary.ca/executive) representative contact information

**Student Ombudsman: http://www.su.ucalgary.ca/page/quality-education/academic-


services/student-rights

Copyright and Fair Dealing for Students:


http://library.ucalgary.ca/sites/library.ucalgary.ca/files/guidance_for_students.pdf

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