|Semester and Year||SP 2014|
|Time||11:00 AM - 12:15 PM|
The years following World War II witnessed unprecedented expansion in the cost and size of scientific activities in the United States. The expanding budget for military research played a central role, but the relevant developments were not limited to engineering and physics. From genetics and game theory to sociology and psychology, many fields developed in the shadow of the “Cold War.” Caught up in the “military-industrial-academic complex,” scientists and concerned citizens had to grapple with changing political dynamics. This course will approach the topic with a wide-angle lens, combining source material taken from academic scientists, political debates, novels, and popular films. Material may include works by J. Robert Oppenheimer, B.F. Skinner, Rachel Carson, Walter M. Miller, Jr., and Stanley Kubrick.
Interdisciplinary Seminars (IDSEM-UG)