History and Art History
College of Humanities and Social Sciences

HIST 202: Freshman/Sophomore Seminar in Global History

HIST 271-001: HIST 202-001: Engineering Systems in a Complex World
(Fall 2017)

West Building 1008

Section Information for Fall 2017

This course is cross-listed as both a systems engineering course and a history course.  The reason is that it accomplishes two goals simultaneously: first, students examine complex engineering systems in global society, by looking at them through the lens of history; and second, students study global history through the social and technical development of complex systems.  In this course, students will use historical case studies and critical analyses to think strategically and globally about the management and execution of technical systems in the context of politics, organization, economics, technology and society (POETS), and learn how to employ such historical analyses as engineering decision-making tools.  Students will be required to critically analyze articles and books, and will work in groups to investigate and present topics of current national and international relevance.

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Course Information from the University Catalog

Credits: 3

Surveys colonial era to 1825. Emphasizes interactions of United States, Latin America. May not be repeated for credit.
Mason Core: Global Understanding
Specialized Designation: Non-Western Culture
Schedule Type: Lecture

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