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POLI 125 (TH) Technology, Power, and Social Change (1)

Technology, Power, and Social Change is a thematic colloquium that explores how political and other forms of power interact with technology in processes of social change. It will explore alternate historical perspectives on the relationships between technology and power, considering such cases as the role of the stirrup, the printing press, the telegraph, or the railroad in political change around the world. It will also apply contending perspectives on power and technology to controversies surrounding the Internet, biotechnology, the cell phone, or other widely used technologies. Open to first and second year students only.

Mode of Inquiry: Thinking Hisorically

  • Offering: Annually
  • Instructor: Felker