STS.340 Introduction to the History of Technology


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Introduction to the consideration of technology as the outcome of particular technical, historical, cultural, and political efforts, especially in the United States during the 19th and 20th centuries. Topics include industrialization of production and consumption, development of engineering professions, the emergence of management and its role in shaping technological forms, the technological construction of gender roles, and the relationship between humans and machines.

This class has no prerequisites.

STS.340 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 is a graduate-level class.

You can find more information at the MIT STS: Jennifer Light site or on the STS.340 Stellar site.

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