Technology and Society

University of Limerick

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Technology and Society

  • Host University

    University of Limerick

  • Location

    Limerick, Ireland

  • Area of Study

    Education, Information Technologies, Sociology

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Course Level Recommendations

    Lower

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    Hours & Credits

  • ECTS Credits

    6
  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
    3
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
    4
  • Overview

    Technology and culture in developing and in technologically advanced cultures; technology for sustainable economic growth and development; appropriate technology and technology transfer to developing countries; ethics and technology; biotechnology, reproductive technology; educational technology; communication technology and international relations; technology and the environment: acid deposition, greenhouse warming, forest decline, ozone depletion. An examination of the dominant issues confronting the classroom teacher today; the role and professional status of the teacher in contemporary society; the psychology of motivation; school effectiveness; educational evaluation and assessment; psychometric, dialectical and information processing models; intelligence and creativity.

Course Disclaimer

Courses and course hours of instruction are subject to change.

Credits earned vary according to the policies of the students' home institutions. According to ISA policy and possible visa requirements, students must maintain full-time enrollment status, as determined by their home institutions, for the duration of the program.

ECTS (European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System) credits are converted to semester credits/quarter units differently among U.S. universities. Students should confirm the conversion scale used at their home university when determining credit transfer.

Please reference fall and spring course lists as not all courses are taught during both semesters.

Please note that some courses with locals have recommended prerequisite courses. It is the student's responsibility to consult any recommended prerequisites prior to enrolling in their course.