Decade 1 – windshield wipers (Matt)
Decade 2 – tank (Jonathan)
Decade 3 – Technicolor (Mae)
Decade 4 – stereo records (LPs) (Chace)
Decade 5 – kidney dialysis machine (Alex)
Decade 6 – McDonald’s (Andrea)
Decade 7 – Barcode scanner (Paul)
Decade 8 – Jarvik-7 (artificial heart) (Chardé)
Decade 9 – Prozac (LaToya)
Decade 10 – DVD (Chris)
Each student will write one out-of-class paper on a
technology topic. Incorporate
practical or theoretical considerations from any of the course readings or from
outside sources. The out-of-class
paper must be word-processed and NO LESS than three (3) but NO MORE than four
(4) double-spaced pages of text (not including the required title page and
Works Cited page) with one-inch margins (right, left, top, bottom). In addition
to the quality of
analytical content, grammar, spelling, syntax, etc., will count substantially.
Use at least three sources.
Of those sources, one should be a website, one a book, and one an
article (either paper or electronic).
More than three sources may be used as long as at least three meet the
above criteria. All sources should
be cited in correct MLA style, using parenthetical citations and a Works Cited
page. Information in the paper
should include the following:
When did the invention take place?
Who was (were) the inventor(s)?
Why did the invention take place?
Who was the target audience?
Is the invention still in use in its original form today?
What were the positive features?
Were there negative impacts on society?
What, if any, changes or improvements have been made to the
invention since its discovery?
How has the invention impacted your life?