Course Catalog - 2017-2018

     

HIST 234 - TECHNOLOGICAL DISASTERS

Long Title: TECHNOLOGICAL DISASTERS
Department: History
Grade Mode: Standard Letter
Course Type: Lecture
Distribution Group: Distribution Group I
Credit Hours: 3
Restrictions:
May not be enrolled in one of the following Level(s):
Graduate
Description: From the Titanic to Betamax, some technologies become by-words for spectacular failure. Engineers use such disasters as object lessons in how to improve design. Laypeople use them to evaluate unfamiliar technologies. Course combines case studies, guest panels, and class projects to see what disasters say about technology's role in society. Cross-list: ELEC 234.