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HIST 404 Technology and the Modern World

HIST 404.  Technology and the Modern World.  3 Credits.   H   

We live in a technological world. From the moment we wake up until the moment we fall asleep, our lives as modern human beings are defined by the existence of and our interactions with various technologies. Far from neutral, technologies embody the values, priorities, and power disparities of a society. As a result, their creation, use, and proliferation raise profound ethical questions such as their environmental impact, equitable access, and potential unintended consequences or "spillover effects". In this class, we will apply ethical codes to key case studies within the history of technology to understand how moral issues inherent within contemporary discussions of emerging technologies have developed and changed over time.

Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of General Studies in History

History does not just narrate a sequence of past events. The practice of history examines change over time and tries to understand the forces that contributed to those changes. Historians are most interested in questions that begin by asking ‘why’ or ‘how.’ These questions demand complex answers about who we are, how we have come to where we are, and what forces have shaped humanity through time.

Accelerated Master of Arts in History

...2-3 HIST 402 War and Society in Greece and Rome 3 HIST 404 Technology...