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Viewing: AMST 2610 : Science, Technology, and Politics in Modern America

Last approved: Thu, 13 Apr 2017 15:13:57 GMT

Last edit: Mon, 10 Apr 2017 18:35:25 GMT

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Columbian College of Arts and Sciences
American Studies (AMST)
Science, Technology, and Politics in Modern America
Science, Technology & Politics
Fall 2017
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The history of science and technology and their role in political and social life from the late 19th century to the present.
* Students will learn how to closely analyze works of literature, science, and popular media with attention to what they reveal about social and historical processes.
* Students will analyze how developments in science and technology transcend and reshape geopolitcal borders.
* Students will learn how to analyze different scholarly interpretations of the history of science and technology and undertake their own analyses of primary documents and artifacts.
* Students will apply these skills by writing short essays on aspects of the history of science and technology and their impacts in America and around the world.

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CCAS-Amer.Studies Focus Area 1
CCAS-Amer.Studies Focus Area 6
Gen Ed: Humanities
CCAS - History US
Submitting for GPAC: Critical Thinking and Cross Cultural Perspectives

Approved for GPAC: Humanities (Critical Thinking) and Cross Cultural Perspectives by the GPAC Committee on 2-6-17 - CG
gwald (Thu, 22 Dec 2016 16:58:59 GMT): Rollback: Please repost with correct course number AMST 2610.
gwald (Thu, 22 Dec 2016 17:28:38 GMT): Rollback: Please edit reference to old course number
candaceg (Fri, 03 Feb 2017 19:15:56 GMT): Rollback: Hello, I am rolling back this course because the GPAC Checklist needs to be filled out. Also, please un-check the GCR-Humanities attribute, as this attribute cannot be used with new courses.Once your checklist is completed, please send an email to with the subject line GPAC READY FOR APPROVAL and resubmit course once the syllabus has been approved by the GPAC Committee.
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