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STS.001 Technology in American History, Spring 2003

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dc.contributor.author Smith, Merritt Roe, 1940- en_US
dc.coverage.temporal Spring 2003 en_US
dc.date.issued 2003-06
dc.identifier STS.001-Spring2003
dc.identifier local: STS.001
dc.identifier local: IMSCP-MD5-9cc6e177482cd9c6d2a6060c4f742b4c
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/1721.1/34885
dc.description.abstract A survey of America's transition from a rural, agrarian, and artisan society to one of the world's leading industrial powers. Treats the emergence of industrial capitalism: the rise of the factory system; new forms of power, transport, and communication; the advent of the large industrial corporation; the social relations of production; and the hallmarks of science-based industry. Views technology as part of the larger culture and reveals innovation as a process consisting of a range of possibilities that are chosen or rejected according to the social criteria of the time. From the course home page: Course Description This course will consider the ways in which technology, broadly defined, has contributed to the building of American society from colonial times to the present. This course has three primary goals: to train students to ask critical questions of both technology and the broader American culture of which it is a part; to provide an historical perspective with which to frame and address such questions; and to encourage students to be neither blind critics of new technologies, nor blind advocates for technologies in general, but thoughtful and educated participants in the democratic process. en_US
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dc.rights.uri Usage Restrictions: This site (c) Massachusetts Institute of Technology 2003. Content within individual courses is (c) by the individual authors unless otherwise noted. The Massachusetts Institute of Technology is providing this Work (as defined below) under the terms of this Creative Commons public license ("CCPL" or "license"). The Work is protected by copyright and/or other applicable law. Any use of the work other than as authorized under this license is prohibited. By exercising any of the rights to the Work provided here, You (as defined below) accept and agree to be bound by the terms of this license. The Licensor, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, grants You the rights contained here in consideration of Your acceptance of such terms and conditions. en_US
dc.subject colonization en_US
dc.subject Civil War en_US
dc.subject World War II en_US
dc.subject Cold War en_US
dc.subject industrialization en_US
dc.subject mass production en_US
dc.subject craftsmanship en_US
dc.subject transportation en_US
dc.subject Taylorism en_US
dc.subject aeronautics en_US
dc.subject systems approach en_US
dc.subject computers en_US
dc.subject control en_US
dc.subject automation en_US
dc.subject nature en_US
dc.subject popular culture en_US
dc.subject terrorism en_US
dc.subject rural society en_US
dc.subject agrarian society en_US
dc.subject artisan society en_US
dc.subject industrial society en_US
dc.subject power en_US
dc.subject industrial capitalism en_US
dc.subject factory system en_US
dc.subject transport en_US
dc.subject communication en_US
dc.subject industrial corporation en_US
dc.subject social relations en_US
dc.subject production en_US
dc.subject science-based industry en_US
dc.subject technology en_US
dc.subject innovation en_US
dc.subject process en_US
dc.subject social criteria en_US
dc.subject American history en_US
dc.subject America en_US
dc.subject technologies en_US
dc.subject democratic process en_US
dc.subject political en_US
dc.subject politics en_US
dc.subject progress en_US
dc.subject United States en_US
dc.subject U.S. en_US
dc.subject Science -- History -- United States en_US
dc.title STS.001 Technology in American History, Spring 2003 en_US
dc.title.alternative Technology in American History en_US


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