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Fall 2020
Jun 24, 2024
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HIST 30605 - Technology And War In U.S. History
Credit Hours: 3.00. War has been a central component of U.S. statecraft from the war of independence through the war on terror. This lecture class examines the complicated relationship between technology and war from the colonial period through the present day. Typically offered Fall Spring.
3.000 Credit hours

Syllabus Available
Levels: Undergraduate, Graduate, Professional
Schedule Types: Distance Learning, Lecture

Offered By: College of Liberal Arts
Department: History

Course Attributes:
GTC-Humanistic-Artistic, GTC-Science, Tech & Society, UC-Humanities, UC-Science, Tech & Society, Upper Division

May be offered at any of the following campuses:     
      West Lafayette

Learning Outcomes: 1. Gain understanding about the importance of technologies to the development of techniques of war in the context of U.S. history. 2. Contemplate the role of technology in shaping society and of society in shaping technology. 3. Consider ethical questions about the use and effects of technologies in war. 4. Sharpen critical analytical, reading, and writing skills. 5. Sharpen their ability to use primary and secondary source materials as evidence in persuasive written argument. 6. Improve ability to work as a team. 7. Practice public speaking skills.

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