Vaclav Smil , Energy and Civilization, A History (MIT Press, 2017)
Joshua B. Freeman, Behemoth: A History of the Factory (WW Norton, 2018)
Loren R. Graham, The Ghost of the Executed Engineer (Harvard, 1993)
Marie Hicks, Programmed Inequality (MIT Press, 2018)
SCHEDULE: Readings are listed under each
lecture or discussion topic. Underlined lecture titles are
links that lead to notes.
ch. 1 before class
ch. 3 up to Persistence and Innovation
||Smil rest of ch. 3|
||Martin Luther King Holiday|
ch. 4 up to Transportation
||Smil, rest of ch. 4|
||Smil ch. 5 up to Technological Innovations|
||Smil rest of ch. 5|
||Smil ch. 6 up to Consequences and Concerns|
||Smil rest. of ch. 6|
||paper topic discussion|
||Smil Ch. 7 up to Between Determinism and Choice|
||Smil rest of ch. 7|
ch. 1, Smil paper due in Canvas
||Freeman ch. 2|
||Freeman ch. 3|
||Freeman ch. 4|
||Freeman ch. 5|
||Freeman ch. 6|
||Freeman ch. 7|
||Freeman Conclusion and review|
||in class test|
||Graham ch. 2|
||Graham ch. 3|
||Graham ch. 4|
||Prof. Mack out of town--no class, view video:
||paper topic discussion|
||Graham ch. 5|
||Hicks introduction, Graham paper due|
||Hicks ch. 1|
||Hicks ch. 2|
||Hicks ch. 3|
||Hicks ch. 4|
||Hicks ch. 5|
||Takehome final exam due
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