STS.001 Technology in American History

Class Info

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 not be offered this semester. It will be available in the Spring semester, and will be instructed by M. R. Smith.

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

You can find more information on MIT OpenCourseWare at the Technology in American History site.

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