History and Art History

College of Humanities and Social Sciences

HIST 333: The Automobile in the United States

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Section Information from the Schedule of Classes for Fall 2012

HIST 333-001:
The Automobile in the US  —  Zachary Schrag

03:00 PM to 04:15 PM TR —  Robinson B222

This course examines the biography of one of the most important characters in twentieth-century U.S. history: the automobile. Embracing the histories of business, policy, labor, the environment, technology, and culture, this course seeks a holistic understanding of the role of the car in American life. It will examine such topics as the invention and adoption of the automobile, the rise of assembly-line manufacturing, the evolution of roadside architecture, and the challenges posed by oil shortages. It seeks to draw a variety of students and encourage them to think about one of the fundamental interactions between humans and machines in the history of the nation and in their own lives.

Course Information from the University Catalog

Credits: 3

Examines the biography of one of the most important characters in twentieth-century U.S. history: the automobile. Embraces the histories of business, policy, labor, the environment, technology, and culture, and seeks a holistic understanding of the role of the car in American life.

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