Innovation in 20th and 21st Century America

3 credits


College of Arts and Science

(cross-leveled with HIST 7290). This course focuses on innovations that have shaped our world and the people behind them, from Edison and the introduction of electric light to airplanes, transistors, semiconductors, fracking, subprime mortgages, televangelism, Uber, and Airbnb. The idea is not to determine which innovations are most important, but to examine how innovations are created and why some are successful and others are not.