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Organization, Regulations, and Courses 2017-18

HIST 94.02 Science, Technology and Culture in the Nuclear Age

An examination of the social, political and cultural dimensions of nuclear technology from the discovery of fission in 1938 through the 1980s. We will consider how contexts and politics shaped the development of nuclear weapons and power reactors, and how these technologies in turn affected politics and culture. Topics include efforts in Germany, USA, USSR, Japan and England to build fission weapons during World War II; Hiroshima and Nagasaki in American and Japanese memory; the arms race, atomic scientists and the Cold War; the nuclear power industry in international comparison; living in and resisting the Nuclear Age; literary and film representations of the Nuclear Age; and the impact of the Nuclear Age on the development of science and technology since 1945. Open to all classes. 

Distributive and/or World Culture

Dist:SOC; WCult:CI

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Department-Specific Course Categories

Major Dist: INTER.