Instructor: Dr. Pamela E. Mack, Department of History
Contact information: use the email system build into Canvas (if I am available that is usually the fastest way to reach me, if I don't reply within 24 hours please re-send)
direct email: firstname.lastname@example.org (no g.)
I'm a morning
person--I usually turn my computer off around 8:30 pm
preferred form of address: Prof. Mack or Dr. Mack, pronouns: she/her/hers
student drop in
hours MWF 9-11 in Hardin 100 or by Zoom (email for link for
Zoom) or by appointment
I don't have a phone in my office but you can call the history department at 854-656-3153
Learning in a Pandemic:None of us are really ok. If you tell me you're having trouble, I'm not going to judge you or think less of you. I hope you will extend me the same grace.
Learning in an Uncertain World:We learn best in community:
yourself to be effective:
is cheating to cut and paste or otherwise copy portions of a
argument paper, exam, or discussion board posting from a
book, web site, or from the online class notes, unless you
quote and give the source. Changing a few words is
not sufficient to make the material your own. It is poor
writing for more than about 20% of your paper to consist of
most cases when you use specific material from any source
you should paraphrase: cite the source and put the ideas into you own
words (generally no more than 5 consecutive words
should match the source but if the words are mostly the same
it could still be plagiarism even if there aren't 5
Education: This course meets the Social
Science and STS general education requirements, and the
first and second paper assignments will allow you to
demonstrate that. The competencies are:
|Robert C. Allen, The
Industrial Revolution: A Very Short Introduction
Inventing Modern: Growing Up with X-rays, Skyscrapers,
E. Nye, Technology Matters :
Questions to Live With
II. Class Schedule for Hist 1220:
||reading for class
||meet in classroom then go outside in groups
||group assignment due 8 pm
||Course Philosophy||What is Technology?||survey due by 8 am
||Allen ch. 1
||where does industrialization fit?||reading assignment due--Canvas/Perusall
||current issues/group work|
||Allen ch. 2
||reading assignment due--Canvas/Perusall|
||Allen ch. 3
||reading assignment due--Canvas/Perusall
||slavery and the industrial revolution
||Allen ch. 4
||impact on society
||reading assignment due--Canvas/Perusall|
||Allen ch. 5
||reform and politics
||reading assignment due--Canvas/Perusall|
||essay writing workshop
||discussion board assignment
||Allen ch. 6
||spread of the industrial revolution
||reading assignment due--Canvas/Perusall|
||the industrial revolution in the United
||essay writing/help session on Zoom
||Essay 1 due
||Lienhard preface and ch. 1
||Manifest Destiny||reading assignment due--Canvas/Perusall|
||Lienhard 3||Forces Totally New||reading assignment due--Canvas/Perusall|
||current issues/group work||group project 1 due
||Lienhard 4-5||Genius and Core and Fringe||reading assignment due--Canvas/Perusall|
||High Rises||reading assignment due--Canvas/Perusall|
||current issues/group work|
||Lienhard 7||The City||reading assignment due--Canvas/Perusall|
||Automobile||reading assignment due--Canvas/Perusall|
||On the Road||reading assignment due--Canvas/Perusall|
||current issues/group work|
||Aviation||reading assignment due--Canvas/Perusall|
||A Boy's Life and Invention||reading assignment due--Canvas/Perusall|
||current issues/group work||group project 2 due
||War and Fifties||reading assignment due--Canvas/Perusall|
||After Modern||reading assignment due--Canvas/Perusall|
||essay workshop||essay 2 due
||Nye ch. 1
||Defining Technology||reading assignment due--Canvas/Perusall|
||Nye ch. 2-3
||The argument against determinism||reading assignment due--Canvas/Perusall|
||Nye ch. 5
||Freedom and current issues||reading assignment due--Canvas/Perusall|
||Nye ch. 6
||Technology and the environment||reading assignment due--Canvas/Perusall|
||Nye ch. 7
||Work||reading assignment due--Canvas/Perusall|
||paper organizing workshop
||Nye ch. 8||Who selects technologies?||reading assignment due--Canvas/Perusall|
||Nye ch. 9||Risk||reading assignment due--Canvas/Perusall|
||paper writing workshop
||Nye paper due
||Nye ch. 10
||Knowledge||reading assignment due--Canvas/Perusall|
||Nye ch. 11
||Choosing our future||reading assignment due--Canvas/Perusall|
||group assignment due
||Takehome final reflection due|
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Student support, syllabus part two 2021-22
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