Spring 2024 History UN2986 section 001

Technology and US Politics - DISC

Tech and US Politics - DI

Call Number 11665
Points 0
Grading Mode Ungraded
Approvals Required None
Instructor Alma Steingart
Type DISCUSSION
Method of Instruction In-Person
Course Description

The course investigates the relation between politics and technology in the United States during the twentieth century. Following the telegraph, the radio, the computer, the internet, and online platforms, the course asks: how have Americans conceptualized the relation between technological developments and democratic ideals starting in the late nineteenth century? Are new technologies forms of control or of liberation? Do they enhance or curtail free speech? Has the public sphere been strengthened or weakened by new communication technologies? What has been the role of government regulation in the adoption of these technologies? Students will be introduced to foundational ideas and methodologies in the history of technology, focusing their attention on the relation between politics of technology.

Web Site Vergil
Department History
Enrollment 31 students (70 max) as of 2:06PM Saturday, July 20, 2024
Subject History
Number UN2986
Section 001
Division Interfaculty
Note REQUIRED DISC for HIST UN2987
Section key 20241HIST2986W001