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Historical Studies on War, Technology, Society and the State
HIST 110
Fall 2006 not offered

The goal of this course is to provide students with a perspective on how human societies have changed from an "uncivilized" state in which stones and bones are the most sophisticated weapons to a "civilized" state in which nuclear weapons can destroy all humanity in a matter of minutes. The history of the cultural, political, economic, and technological forces that led us to this point is the subject of this course. It will examine the development of political organizations through the use of warfare, paying close attention to the ways in which changes in military technology, economic structures, and battlefield behaviors can change the development of power relations both between and within a number of different countries throughout the world.

Essential Capabilities: Speaking, Writing
Credit: 1 Gen Ed Area Dept: SBS HIST
Course Format: DiscussionGrading Mode: Graded
Level: UGRD Prerequisites: None
Fulfills a Major Requirement for: None

Last Updated on APR-18-2024
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