STS.001 Technology in American History


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A survey of America's transition from a rural, agrarian, and artisan society to one of the world's leading industrial powers. Treats the emergence of industrial capitalism: the rise of the factory system; new forms of power, transport, and communication; the advent of the large industrial corporation; the social relations of production; and the hallmarks of science-based industry. Views technology as part of the larger culture and reveals innovation as a process consisting of a range of possibilities that are chosen or rejected according to the social criteria of the time.

This class has no prerequisites.

STS.001 will be offered this semester (Spring 2017). It is instructed by M. R. Smith.

Lecture occurs 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM on Tuesdays and Thursdays in 4-257.

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

In the Spring 2016 Subject Evaluations, STS.001 was rated 6.6 out of 7.0. You can find more information at the MIT STS: Class Schedule site or on the STS.001 Stellar site.

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