HIST 497 (M2) - Explorations in Historical Perspectives

Expl/Computers&Tech US Society

Manchester   Liberal Arts :: History
Credits: 4.0
Term: Summer 2022 - Summer Session I (05/23/2022 - 06/24/2022)
Grade Mode: Letter Grading
Class Size:   20  
CRN: 70985
In-depth exploration of a particular historical question or topic: for example, the French Revolution, Chaucer's England, or the New Deal. Students should consult with the Department of History for a list of topics and instructors. Course meets the History major requirements for Group I, II, or III, depending on the topic.
Department Approval Required. Contact Academic Department for permission then register through Webcat.
Repeat Rule: May be repeated for a maximum of 8 credits.
Equivalent(s): HIST 497H, HIST 497W
Attributes: Online (no campus visits), Historical Perspectives(Disc), EUNH
Instructors: Sarah McLennan

Times & Locations

Start Date End Date Days Time Location
5/23/2022 6/24/2022 Hours Arranged ONLINE
Additional Course Details: 

From its early roles in World War II codebreaking and the space race, to personal computers, video games, and the internet, computer technology has transformed how we live, play, and work. But to what extent have computers reshaped society, and to what extent has society shaped the use and potential of this technology? This course will explore interactions between computer technology and society in the United States over the past eighty years, and consider how studying this history can help us better understand its role in our lives today. Topics include key developments in digital technology and innovation; cultures of work and digital labor; entertainment and social media; and depictions of computers and those who use them in film and popular culture.