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Fall 2020
Nov 29, 2023
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HIST 33205 - The Nuclear Age
Credit Hours: 3.00. Once seen as a revolutionary and exceptional, nuclear technologies have become central to many aspects of life in the U.S. This course uses the history of nuclear technologies to trace how American society has grappled with technological change. Typically offered Fall Spring.
3.000 Credit hours

Syllabus Available
Levels: Graduate, Professional, Undergraduate
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. Write a persuasive essay evaluating nuclear energy as a source of power, using primary and secondary historical sources to support your claims. 2. Create a compelling argument about how societies cope with technological change, using the history of nuclear technologies as a central example. 3. Summarize the importance of nuclear technologies in US history, drawing on primary and secondary historical sources introduced in the course.

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