University Course Planner The University of Adelaide Australia

ARTS 3011 - Humans and Technology: From Stone Tools to Cyborgs

Career: Undergraduate
Units: 3
Term: Summer School
Campus: North Terrace
Contact: 36 hours
Available for Study Abroad and Exchange: Yes
Available for Non-Award Study: Yes
Assessment: Video presentation , Research essay , Take-home examination , Weekly participation notes
Syllabus:

The young people of today will experience more change in their lifetimes than any previous generation of humans. They might even be the last generation of Homo sapiens. To grasp the magnitude of the current technological revolution, it is necessary to step back and place it in the bigger picture. This course explores the long history of the two-way relationship between humans and technology over the last 200,000 years. Humans create new forms of technology, but every significant technological innovation rewires society and changes us both physically and psychologically. During the course we examine in turn the impact on humans and human society of the following: (1) Stone tools, abstract language, and the domestication of fire; (2) The Neolithic agricultural revolution, metallurgy, and writing; (3) Gunpowder and the printing press; (4) The steam engine; (5) Telecommunications, e.g. telegraph, radio, television; (6) Digital technologies, genetic engineering and the hybridisation of humans and machines.

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Undergraduate
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Units
EFTSL
Amount
3
0.125
          
  


Course Outline

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Critical Dates

Term Last Day to Add Online Census Date Last Day to WNF Last Day to WF
Summer School Tue 11/01/2022 Fri 14/01/2022 Mon 07/02/2022 Wed 23/02/2022


Class Details

Enrolment Class: Lecture
Class Nbr Section Size Available Dates Days Time Location
92087 LE01 130 23 10 Jan - 7 Feb Monday 10am - 12pm Napier, 102, Lecture Theatre
Related Class: Workshop
Class Nbr Section Size Available Dates Days Time Location
92088 WR01 100 68 10 Jan - 7 Feb Monday 1pm - 3pm Mawson, 134, Sprigg Room
11 Jan - 1 Feb Tuesday 10am - 12pm Engineering & Mathematics, EM205, Teaching Room
11 Jan - 1 Feb Tuesday 1pm - 3pm Engineering & Mathematics, EM205, Teaching Room
8 Feb - 8 Feb Tuesday 10am - 12pm Mawson, 134, Sprigg Room
8 Feb - 8 Feb Tuesday 1pm - 3pm Mawson, 134, Sprigg Room
92092 WR02 90 15 13 Jan - 10 Feb Thursday 10am - 12pm MyUni, OL, Online Class
13 Jan - 10 Feb Thursday 1pm - 3pm MyUni, OL, Online Class
14 Jan - 11 Feb Friday 10am - 12pm MyUni, OL, Online Class