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Course Info

  • Course Number / Code:
  • ESD.52J (Fall 2006) 
  • Course Title:
  • Introduction to the History of Technology 
  • Course Level:
  • Graduate 
  • Offered by :
  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)
    Massachusetts, United States  
  • Department:
  • Science, Technology, and Society 
  • Course Instructor(s):
  • Prof. David Mindell 
  • Course Introduction:
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  • STS.340J / ESD.52J Introduction to the History of Technology



    Fall 2006




    Course Highlights


    This course features a list of readings and examples of student work in assignments.


    Course Description


    This course is an 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.
     

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