Gizmo: A Social History of Technology
AUS 130 (Offering: 2003)


This course provides a history of technology whilst introducing Internet teaching and learning methods. It encourages students to explore the concept of 'invention'; how different inventions have occurred; how and why particular technologies and versions of technologies have been produced, marketed and consumed; and the impacts of these technologies. The interactions between four inter-related elements of our lives and technology are emphasised; namely work, the domestic sphere, war and leisure. A better understanding of our society through the social history of technology is emphasised.

Major(s)/Minors(s): Australian & Cultural Studies, Historical Studies

Usual Semester of offer: Semester 2

Other Information

Area(s) of Study: Australian & Cultural Studies

Number of Units: 12





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