HIST 202: Freshman/Sophomore Seminar in Global History

HIST 202-DL2: Eng Systems in Complex World
(Fall 2024)


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Section Information for Fall 2024

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. At the conclusion of this course, the student will have demonstrated: 

  • The ability to strategically analyze the mutual impact, interaction and interconnectedness between engineering complex systems and society, accounting for political, organizational, economic, technological and societal issues at a global scale; 
  • The ability to critically evaluate how different societies and cultures apply the tenets of systems engineering to their specific challenges and needs.

HIST 202 DL2 is an online asynchronous section.


Course Information from the University Catalog

Credits: 3

Focuses on skills, methods of learning, and subject matter to introduce discipline of history. Notes: Topics vary. Limited to three attempts.
Recommended Prerequisite: Freshman or sophomore standing.
Schedule Type: Lecture
This course is graded on the Undergraduate Regular scale.

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