362-190 Emergence of Western Technology

Steven Dutch, Professor Emeritus, Natural and Applied Sciences, University of Wisconsin - Green Bay


Course Outline

Shown here are links to the course outline and supplemental text. 

Topic Outline Photos Text Supplement
Understanding Science, Technology and their History Pitfalls in the History of Science and Technology
Ancient Technology to 1000 A.D Photos of Ancient Technology Pre-Roman Technology
Rome and After
Islam and Technology About Islam
East meets West I - the Crusades and Mongol conquests The Crusades
The Mongol Invasions
The Middle Ages Photos of Medieval Technology Medieval Roots of Science
The Disastrous 14th Century
Information Revolutions: Perspective and Printing Press Principles of Perspective Language, Communication and Writing
Writing and Printing
Copernicus, Galileo and Newton
East Meets West II: The Age of Exploration Shape of the World: The First Great High-Tech Superpower Rivalry
Credit Where It'39;s Due: The Industrial Revolution
Evolution and the Notion of Progress Historical Background of Evolution
Aftermath of Evolution
The Technology of War Military Technology Military Technology-Selected Themes
The First Modern War and the Last Ancient War
Birth of the Modern World The Conquest of Time
The Conquest of Distance
Social Impacts of Becoming Modern
Statistics: How we Became Numbers (What the Doctor Ordered)
Why Us? What Accounts for the Success of the West?

Additional Topics of Interest

The following topics were explored from time to time but are not part of the current offering

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