Sep 19, 2021  
OHIO University Undergraduate Catalog 2021-22 
    
OHIO University Undergraduate Catalog 2021-22
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ECON 2300 - Society, Technology and Economic Growth


In this course students examine the interactions between society and technology and the implications of the principles of the new economic growth theory. New economic growth theory is explored as a component of the history of economic thought. Special attention is paid to how the introduction and spread of new technologies occur in an endogenous manner. Synergies between technology and society have the potential to produce positive economic and social change. Students examine the hypothesis of possible synergies and the evidence to date for or against.

Credit Hours: 3
OHIO BRICKS Arch: Connected World
General Education Code (students who entered prior to Fall 2021-22): 2SS
Repeat/Retake Information: May be retaken two times excluding withdrawals, but only last course taken counts.
Lecture/Lab Hours: 3.0 lecture
Grades: Eligible Grades: A-F,WP,WF,WN,FN,AU,I
Course Transferability: OTM course: TMSBS Social & Behavioral Sciences
College Credit Plus: Level 1
Learning Outcomes:
  • Students will be able to describe and explain issues using the primary concepts and findings of the new economic growth theory.
  • Students will be able to apply the logic, assumptions and contexts of the new economic growth theory to the development of major technological advances.
  • Students will be able to explain and defend a position about how technological developments contribute to becoming an informed member of society using a critical evaluation of evidence.
  • Students will be able to evaluate how interactions between technology and society are influenced by the social identities of users.
  • Students will be able to describe and consider issues of technology, economic growth and society.
  • Students will be able to use information from sources and interpretation to develop a comprehensive analysis of how technology and society interact with each other
  • Students will be able to evaluate the relevance of contexts when presenting a position about the contribution of technology to society and economic growth.
  • Students will be able to state a position that recognizes the complexities of the social implications of technology and the limitations of individuals who use technology
  • Students will be able to state conclusions about the impact of technology on society and state related consequences logically



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