110 Calendar – Fall 2017

The schedule is subject to change with fair notice by email and/or in class announcement.

W Aug 23 First Day – Introduction
M Aug 28 Small Group Discussions on Science, Technology and Human Values – What are they?
W Aug 30 Book Presentation Discussion
M Sept 4 Labor Day – No Class
W Sept 6 Film: Galileo’s Battle for the Heavens
M Sept11 Letter to the Grand Duchess Christina of Tuscany – Galileo, 1615
W Sept13 Films: What is Evolution? What is Natural Selection? Does the Theory of Evolution Really Matter?
M Sept18 no class
W Sept20 Film: Monkey Trial – Part I
M Sept25 Film: Monkey Trial – Part II
W Sept27 Film: Intelligent Design on Trial – Part I
M Oct 2 Film: Intelligent Design on Trial – Part II;  Kitzmiller v. Dover Opinion
W Oct 4 no class
M Oct 9 Film: The Day After Trinity
W Oct 11 Justified Bombings? A Survivor’s Reply; If the Atomic Bomb Had Not Been Used/ Progress Report
M Oct 16 Film: Rachel Carson’s Silent Spring
W Oct 18 Wise Use; Deep Ecology/ Take-home exam posted on website
M Oct 23 The Most Important Invention in the Past Two Thousand Years ; 
W Oct 25 Presentation: The Tuskegee Syphilis Study;  Take-home exam  due
M Oct 30 Presentation: Technology vs. Humanity: The Coming Clash Between Man and Machine
W Nov 1 Presentation: Overcomplicated: Technology at the Limits of Comprehension
M Nov 6 Presentation: Science, Policy, and the Value-Free Ideal
W Nov 8 Presentation: Ctrl + Z: The Right to Be Forgotten
M Nov 13 Presentation: The Death of Expertise: The Campaign Against Established Knowledge
W Nov 15 Presentation: Whose Global Village? Rethinking How Technology Shapes Our World
M Nov 20 Presentation: Third Industrial Revolution: How Lateral Power Is Transforming …
W Nov 22 Thanksgiving Break – No Class
M Nov 27 Presentation: Weaponized Lies: How to Think Critically in the Post-Truth Era
W Nov 29 Presentation: Frankenstein: Annotated for Scientists, Engineers, and Creators of All Kinds
M Dec 4 Presentation: The Inevitable: Understanding 12 Technological Forces That Will Shape Our Future
W Dec 6 Presentation: Merchants of Doubt: How a Handful of Scientists Obscured the Truth on Issues …
M Dec 11 Distribute Take Home Final Exam
F Dec 15 Take Home final exam due by 12 noon