HISTORY 195 - The Writing of History
Section: 002 Socialist Modernity: Technology and Culture in the Eastern Bloc
Term: WN 2009
Subject: History (HISTORY)
Department: LSA History
Credits:
4
Requirements & Distribution:
FYWR
Other Course Info:
This course may not be included in a History concentration. F.
Repeatability:
May not be repeated for credit.
Primary Instructor:

Technology permeates our everyday lives to the point that it becomes almost invisible. How has technology become such an important aspect of modern culture and society? What can the history of technology tell us about the shape of modernity? This course explores the swift road to modernity undertaken by the Soviet Union and other countries of the Eastern bloc in the 20th century, by focusing on the role of technology in urban life. Based on academic texts, films and other historical sources, the course analyzes several key themes: from the large-scale projects of early industrialization; the design of transportation and domestic architecture in the socialist city; ideological and political controversy as in the case of cybernetics during the Cold War; the institutional culture of scientific research; the role of nuclear technology and related understandings of risk; the organization and devices of surveillance; to the everyday life of socialist citizens as workers, urban dwellers and consumers.

HISTORY 195 - The Writing of History
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001 (REC)
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24901
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WF 11:30AM - 1:00PM
002 (REC)
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24902
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WF 10:00AM - 11:30AM
003 (REC)
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24903
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1Y1
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WF 10:00AM - 11:30AM
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