HIST 1700

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From ancient seafarers to the Mars rovers, from Christopher Columbus to the Apollo astronauts, humans have for centuries explored the far reaches of our planet and are now venturing into the solar system and beyond. This course examines the history of such human activity. Among the topics covered are motives for exploration, technological advances that assist exploration, obstacles that must be overcome, the roles of leaders, the spread of information about exploration, and positive and negative consequences of exploration. It is led by Steven Squyres of Astronomy and Mary Beth Norton of History, with the assistance of guest lecturers.

When Offered Fall.

Distribution Category (HA-AS)

Comments A University Course - This class highlights cross-disciplinary dialogue and debate.

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    Choose one lecture and one discussion. Combined with: ASTRO 1700

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt