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IDeaS Center for Informed Democracy & Social-cybersecurity

79370  Technology in the United States
Units: 9.0
Instructors: Russell, Edmund
Schedule: MW 10:10-11:30AM PH A19


This course examines the ways in which technology and society have shaped each other in the United States from the colonial era to the present. Topics include Native American and technologies, farming, industrialization, transportation, automobiles, aerospace, information technology, drugs, and biotechnology. Students will read a textbook, write brief essays about technologies of their choice, and discuss their essays and the text in class. The course welcomes students from any major.