Multidisciplinary course on Technological Catastrophes

Joseph R. Herkert

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This paper describes a multidisciplinary course entitled `Technological Catastrophes' that is offered as a General Education elective in Science, Technology and Society (STS) at North Carolina State University. All students entering the university since Fall 1994, including engineering students, are required to take at least one STS course. The purpose of the STS requirement is threefold: 1) develop an understanding of the influence of science and technology on civilization; 2) develop the ability to respond critically to technological issues in civic affairs; and 3) contribute to an understanding of the interactions among science, technology and human values.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationASEE Annual Conference Proceedings
StatePublished - 1997
Externally publishedYes
EventProceedings of the 1997 ASEE Annual Conference - Milwaukee, WI, USA
Duration: Jun 15 1997Jun 18 1997


OtherProceedings of the 1997 ASEE Annual Conference
CityMilwaukee, WI, USA

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Engineering


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