HPS202H1: Technology in the Modern World

Hours: 
24L/10T

This course examines the reciprocal relationship between technology and society since 1800 from the perspectives of race, class, and gender. From the role of European imperial expansion in 19th-century industrialization and mechanization to the development of nuclear technology, smartphones, and digital computers in the 20th century, we consider cultural responses to new technologies, and the ways in which technology operates as an historical force in the history of the modern world.

Recommended Preparation: 
Distribution Requirements: 
Humanities
Breadth Requirements: 
Society and its Institutions (3)