Technology, Society and Warfare
This course is part of the following part-time on campus and/or online program(s):
The relationship between technology and warfare is undeniable: from the Great War (1914-18) to the War on Terrorism today, technology has played a central role in military operations. In this course, students define and analyze technology as a general concept and its relationship to warfare in particular. Students also reflect on the factors - political, economic, cultural, etc. - that contribute to the creation of technology and that determine its use in warfare. The course examines the principal developments in military technology from a historical perspective, beginning with the development of artillery in the 15th century and ending with an analysis of the contemporary and future battle space.
All sections for this course are in progress.