HIST 4303. HISTORY OF ENGINEERING. 3 Hours.
The history of engineering from the ancient world to the present including: ancient and medieval technology and machines, experimentation and machine building in the era of the Scientific Revolution and Enlightenment, revolutions in industry and the Age of Synergy, World War II and the Cold War, engineering the modern consumer society, and engineering in the age of Big Science. Particular focus is paid to the political and social contexts of the rise and development of professional engineering, the role of engineers and engineering in shaping the modern world, engineering ethics, and cultural representations of engineers and engineering projects.