Technology and Culture (HUM255)


Prerequisite Courses

Course Memo

This course examines U.S. technology from a historical perspective. Beginning with the colonial period, it covers the early years of the U.S. and its rise as a major technological power in the late 1800s, the development of mass production and the assembly line in the early 20th century, the technological consequences– military and civilian–of both World Wars, and ends with late 20th-century and early 21stcentury technological developments such as atomic power, biotechnology, and computerization. Within the historical framework, this course assesses the social, economic and political ramifications of technological advances. Prerequisite: ENG110

Assigned Books