Oct 21, 2021  
OHIO University Undergraduate Catalog 2017-18 
    
OHIO University Undergraduate Catalog 2017-18 [Archived Catalog]

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HIST 2905 - Technology in World History


From hand tools, stirrups, and windmills to lasers, batteries, and biotechnology, human history and technology can only be understood together. This course explores the ways in which technology has shaped human society from antiquity to the twentieth century. Beginning with a chronological survey that highlights key moments in in pre-modern societies, it then focuses on important themes in the last several centuries. These themes include transportation, industry, agriculture, war, and the environment, among others. In this way, technology provides a critical perspective for understanding modernization in a global context.

Credit Hours: 3
General Education Code: 2SS
Repeat/Retake Information: May be retaken two times excluding withdrawals, but only last course taken counts.
Lecture/Lab Hours: 3.0 lecture
Eligible Grades: A-F,WP,WF,WN,FN,AU,I



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