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Courses listed as "Hybrid" will have some class activity that takes place at a designated location in addition to your online coursework. This activity may range from a few proctored exams to regular meetings on a MiraCosta campus.

Technology, the Individual, and Society

This course critically examines the interrelationships among technology, the individual, and society. Students investigate the historical, political, and economic factors that influence the growth and development of technology and assess how individuals and society respond to the challenges and consequences of the technology revolution. Appropriate for both technical and non-technical majors, students explore principles, methodologies, and value systems from a technology and social science interdisciplinary perspective. UC CREDIT LIMITATION: Credit for CSIT 160 or CSIT 165.

Subject: CSIT
Course Number: 160
Section Number: 1844
Units: 3
Instructor: Isachsen, Steve

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Learning Management System (LMS) for this course: Canvas
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Office: 4812
Office hours: Tuesdays 10:15am-12:15pm
Instructor notes: CSIT 160 is a 15 week class that will be taught entirely online in Canvas. The class starts on Tuesday 9/3. All enrolled students will receive an email (sent to the email address on file in SURF) from me the week prior to the class start date. This email will include important class information, including how to get started. The required textbook may be purchased from the MiraCosta Bookstore and should be bought before the first day of class: A Gift of Fire: Social, Legal, and Ethical Issues for Computing Technology, Fifth Edition, Baase and Henry, 0134615271. Note that prior editions will not work. If students have questions before the class start date they are encouraged to send me an email at: Steve Isachsen

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