Technological, Social, and Sustainable Systems

Technological, Social, and Sustainable Systems


Understand the impact of technology on sustainability and society, using relevant historical examples and current issues in the news, and gain insight on the cultural frameworks within which ideas such as sustainability and different technologies are understood and evolve.

You’ll also explore emerging technologies from the Industrial Revolution through present day, leading to a future that will be complex and challenging, and in many ways look like science fiction.

What you will learn:

  • The importance of technology and technological systems in shaping the world and our future
  • What issues face technologies companies today and how you might prepare for a career with a tech organization
  • The social and environmental implications of design and management of technology systems
  • How to identify and explain critical principles of complexity and complex systems
  • How art and literature guide technological evolution
  • The economic, environmental, and cultural issues arising from emerging technologies