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Science in Modernity and After: 20th-Century Science and Technology

HIST 287
Spring 2020
Section: 01  
Crosslisting: SISP 287
Certificates: International Relations, International Relations Minor

The 20th century was a time of dramatic achievements in science, from nuclear physics to space exploration to gene sequencing. It also saw the emergence of many of the technologies that underpin our world today: atomic weapons, electronic digital computers, synthetic fertilizers, and high-yield crop varieties, to name a few examples. This course surveys these developments, focusing not only on the histories of specific ideas and techniques, but more broadly exploring the complex relationship between science and technology; the relationship between science, the military, and state power; the changing cultural and political influence of scientists and engineers; the institutions and places where science and innovation gets done; the globalization of science and technology; and the emergence of critiques of science and technology.
Credit: 1 Gen Ed Area Dept: SBS GOVT
Course Format: LectureGrading Mode: Graded
Level: UGRD Prerequisites: None
Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (CGST-MN)(ENVS-MN)(ENVS)(HIST-MN)(HIST)(SISP)(SISP-ScieDblMjr)
Past Enrollment Probability: 50% - 74%

Last Updated on SEP-28-2023
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