Technology and Society Minor

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Boost your resume with a Minor in Technology & Society

Complement your degree with a Minor in Technology & Society. Diversify your resume by adding a Minor that is increasingly relevant in a tech-centric world and increase your prospects for post-graduate job opportunities! 

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Award-Winning program director Janni Aragon

Did you know Technology & Society director Janni Aragon has won awards for her use of technology? In 2012, Dr. Aragon won "Best Use of Twitter" in the West Coast Social Media Awards! Learn more about Dr. Aragon and others instructors in Technology & Society.

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Making connections and strengthening understanding

Introduction to the Human Uses of Technology (TS 200) offers students a more in-depth look at how the media, communication channels, and technology they use everyday can create social, political, and cultural impact on a global scale. Learn more about TS 200 and other core courses.

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Technology and Society

The speed of global technological change is transforming contemporary society, impacting the understanding, distribution and advancement of knowledge in all disciplines. Innovative advances in computing, medical, educational and military technology are continually reshaping the cultural and political organization of society. Creative developments in electronic media and the distribution of digital knowledge instantly collapse traditional conceptions of distance. Fundamental changes in the nature of mass communication—from iPhones to PDAs to GPS-enabled vehicles—alter the media environment of why and how and where we communicate with one another.

Digital culture has resulted in a society of connectivity, requiring new and innovative ways of adapting knowledge to the understanding of technology and society today.

Our program

More than ever, an interdisciplinary approach to the questions of technology and society is required in order to keep pace with rapid technological change and an increasingly complex digital future. The Minor in Technology & Society positions students at the University of Victoria on the cutting edge of new and innovative educational responses to the real world of technological change.

Explore this site for information on the requirements of the programundergraduate research, speakers series, and courses.