History of Modern Science and Technology

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CAL 529
An in depth survey of the history of science and technology from the Industrial Revolution to the present.  Themes include the relationship between science and technology, the emergence of industrial research, the concept of a technological system, the history of innovation policy, and the uneven development of global capitalism.  In addition to lectures on the history of science, technology, and industry, class discussions will develop skills in reading and interpreting a variety of primary and secondary sources.  Students will learn research skills and gain familiarity with library, archival, and online collections by designing and completing a research project and paper.
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