Spring 2024 History UN2987 section 001

Technology and US Politics

Technology and US Politic

Call Number 11664
Day & Time
TR 10:10am-11:25am
Points 4
Grading Mode Standard
Approvals Required None
Instructor Alma Steingart
Method of Instruction In-Person
Course Description

The course investigates the relation between politics and technology in the Unites States during the twentieth century. Following the telegraph, radio, the mainframe 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 rule of government regulation in the adoption of these technologies? Students will be introduced to basic ideas and methodologies in the history of technology, while focusing on the relation between politics of technology. 

Web Site Vergil
Department History
Enrollment 51 students (70 max) as of 2:06PM Saturday, July 20, 2024
Subject History
Number UN2987
Section 001
Division Interfaculty
Note Discussion HIST UN2986 REQUIRED
Section key 20241HIST2987W001