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2015-2016 Catalog

ES 252 Engineering America

This course presents modern engineering as a narrative of contemporary American society; breakthrough innovations that responded to societal needs, and to which society responded in art, literature, film and other forms. Students will learn about the breakthrough technological developments that underpin modern civilization, in historical and societal context; understand each innovation in engineering terms; appreciate the reflections of these breakthroughs in literature, art, and other societal products; and gain an understanding of the complex interrelationship of science, technology, and society. [W]