T HIST 487
Examines social, cultural, and historical studies of the role of technology in the modern world. Themes include the unintended consequences of new technologies; the relationship between technology and the environment; production and consumption; and technology's role in forming divisions along lines of race, class, and gender.
This year we will examine cooking as a technology. The Syllabus is posted on Catalyst (as of 9/17/2013)
Student learning goals
create annotated bibliography
compose a literature review
become better historical thinkers
General method of instruction
mostly based on quality of writing
knowledge of American History useful.
Class assignments and grading