21H.285J Making the Modern World: The Industrial Revolution in Global Perspective


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Global survey of the great transformation in history known as the "Industrial Revolution." Topics include origins of mechanized production, the factory system, steam propulsion, electrification, mass communications, mass production and automation. Emphasis on the transfer of technology and its many adaptations around the world. Countries treated include Great Britain, France, Germany, the US, Sweden, Russia, Japan, China, and India. Includes brief reflection papers and a final paper.

This class has no prerequisites.

21H.285J will be offered this semester (Fall 2017). It is instructed by M. R. Smith.

This class counts for a total of 12 credits. This class counts as a HASS H.

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