ELEC 234 - TECHNOLOGICAL DISASTERS
Long Title: TECHNOLOGICAL DISASTERS
Department: Electrical & Computer Eng.
Grade Mode: Standard Letter
Language of Instruction: Taught in English
Course Type: Lecture
Distribution Group: Distribution Group III
Credit Hours: 3
May not be enrolled in one of the following Level(s):
Description: From the Titanic to Betamax, some technologies become by-words for spectacular failure. Engineers use such disasters as object lessons in how to improve design. Laypeople use them to evaluate unfamiliar technologies. This course combines case studies, guest panels, and class projects to see what disasters say about technology's role in society. Cross-list: HIST 234.