This course investigates the evolution of applied technology during the past 500 years with particular attention to developments that are relevant to the industrial age and the development of contemporary commercial products and services. Studies demonstrate the impact of pivotal innovations on contemporary life and behavior. Factors influencing technological breakthroughs (including available resources, social influences, economic conditions, scientific developments and design vision) are discussed. Classes, discussions and assignments develop the relationship between technological innovation and the evolution of design and society.
Courses may not be offered each semester. To verify whether this course is being offered this semester and the fees, please contact the Registrar's Office at 416-675-5000 or check the website http://humber.ca/search/ce/courses.html for further information.