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The Impact of Technology (Interdisciplinary Minor)

This interdisciplinary minor develops a broader understanding of technology and its impact on individuals, societies, and the environment. It provides the social context and the historical and philosophical backgrounds needed by informed students to evaluate technology and its impacts. The minor equips students with skills to make better personal decisions about technology and more appropriate choices for their futures.

The Impact of Technology (Interdisciplinary Minor)


Description


What is The Impact of Technology at ODU like?

This interdisciplinary minor develops a broader understanding of technology and its impact on individuals, societies, and the environment. It provides the social context and the historical and philosophical backgrounds needed by informed students to evaluate technology and its impacts. The minor equips students with skills to make better personal decisions about technology and more appropriate choices for their futures.

Program Highlights


What makes The Impact of Technology at ODU unique?

  • INSTITUTIONAL MEMBER-ITEEA 

  • MILITARY COURSES TRANSFER 

  • Courses are offered in a variety of formats, including face to face and distance learning

  • Many courses meet lower division requirements including impact of technology (T), writing (W), and philosophy and ethics (E)

Courses


What are some courses offered in The Impact of Technology at ODU?

STEM 370T:
Technology and Society


A multidisciplinary course designed to provide insight into the fundamental, historical, and contemporary nature of technology as an area of human knowledge. Attention is given to the positive and negative aspects of technology and how they affect society. |This is a writing intensive course.) Prerequisites: grade of C or better in ENGL 211C or ENGL 221C or ENGL 231C; junior standing or permission of the instructor.

STEM 382:
Industrial Design


Students will analyze and design products representative of today's industrial technological society. Emphasis will be placed upon design methodology, aesthetic value, and design thinking. Prerequisites: junior standing.

WMST 390T:
Women and Technology Worldwide


An exploration of women as designers and users of technology and of the impact of technology on women's lives across the world. Variations in women's experiences by race, class, and culture will be stressed, along with particular focus on global developments that shape the context of women's and men's lives. Prerequisites: Three semester hours in human behavior or history.

Requirements


What are the requirements to apply for The Impact of Technology at ODU?

Students entering the Minor program in The Impact of Technology should meet the minimum university admission requirements (Undergraduate Admission)

  • Students must have a minimum overall cumulative grade point average of 2.00 in all courses specified as a requirement for the minor exclusive of 100- and 200-level courses and prerequisite courses.

  • At least six hours of upper-level courses must be taken through courses offered by Old Dominion University.

    • Three credit hours may be in the major, if a major course is listed as an option for the interdisciplinary minor. As such, it will be credited toward both the major and the interdisciplinary minor

Cost

Tuition and Fees

Estimated rates for the 2022-23 academic year. Rates are subject to change. Anyone that is not a current Virginia resident will be charged non-resident rates. That includes international students.

Virginia Resident


Per Credit:

$ 374

Non-Resident


Per Credit:

$ 1,039

Active Duty Military Rate


Per Credit:

$ 250

Technology Delivered Courses Outside Virginia and/or the United States


Per Credit:

$ 407

Ways to Save

Here are a few ways for you to save on the cost of attending ODU. For more information visit University Student Financial aid

Next Steps


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PROFESSOR


Name:

Phil Reed PhD


Location:

4121 EDUCATION BUILDING, NORFOLK, VA, 23529



Office:

757-683-4576


Undergraduate Admissions


Location:

1004 Rollins Hall, Norfolk, VA 23529


Phone Office:

757-683-3685


Fax:

757-683-3255


Email:

admissions@odu.edu


International Admissions


Location:

2101 Dragas Hall, Norfolk, VA 23529


Phone Office:

757-683-3701


Fax:

757-683-3651


Email:

intladm@odu.edu

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