STS 322 Technological Catastrophes Section: 601
Interdisciplinary examination of the human, organizational and technical factors contributing to the causes and impacts of recent technological accidents such as the Bhopal chemical leak, the space shuttle Challenger explosion, the Chernobyl nuclear accident, and the Exxon Valdez oil spill. Evaluation of risk assessment, risk perception and risk communication strategies. Consideration of options for living with complex technological systems.
Message From Instructor
Proctored exams will be closed book/closed notes.
Syllabus is available online through the class website.
This class may be scheduled with a small percentage of seats held for “NDS Students Only.”
No lab or problem session is required.
NC State Campus Visits
Proctored exams are required (see Testing Information).
Proctored exams are required. Exams will be administered at DELTA Testing Services. Students living more than 50 miles from campus may petition for off-campus exam administration. Contact DELTA Testing Services for additional information. Approval for off-campus exam administration is at the instructors discretion.
Exams (total of 2), discussion boards, other requirements (One Powerpoint Presentation Required.)
Learning Management System
Moodle – This class uses Moodle, which is accessed through WolfWare.
PLEASE NOTE: Access to the website(s) may be restricted to registered students or not available until the start of the semester.
Additional Technology Requirements
NC State Email – Students are required to use their University email address via https://mail.google.com/a/ncsu.edu. This is the only one the University will use to send official email communications.
REQUIRED: When Technology Fails by Schlager, N.. 1st Edition (Please note that this text is also available as a Course Pack). 1994. Gale Research (Please note that this text is also available as a Course Pack). ISBN# 9780810389083.
Tuition & Fees
Please visit https://online-distance.ncsu.edu/cost/ for information on distance education tuition and fees.
There may be additional fees associated with student identity verification for students who take remotely proctored exams.
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