2019 - 2020 College Catalog 
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2019 - 2020 College Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

HIST 104 - History of American Technology

Credit Hours: 3
Lecture Hours: 3
Laboratory Hours: 0

Prerequisite(s): ENGL 100  (min. grade of C) or ENGL 200 , or permission of the instructor.

Restriction(s): None

Corequisite(s): None

This course explores the evolution, history, and consequences of technological changes in America from the late 1700s to the present and beyond. Students explore key questions including: why the pace of technological change has become particularly rapid; how inventions proceed to practicality; and what impact technology has had on American business practices, the labor market, public policy, and the ethical dimensions of modern technological change.  The course draws on history, economics, and politics in addressing these issues. No knowledge of science or mechanical technology is presumed.