11.461[J] Technocracy

Class Info

Survey of the history of efforts to apply scientific methods and technological tools to solve social and political problems, with a focus on the United States since 1850. Topics include: city planning, natural resource management, public education, economic development, quantification and modeling in the social and policy sciences, technology transfer, and political economies of expertise.

This class has no prerequisites.

11.461[J] will not be offered this semester. It will be instructed by J. S. Light.

This class counts for a total of 12 credits. This is a graduate-level class.

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