HIST 1700

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 Eric Tagliacozzo of History, with the assistance of guest lecturers.

When Offered Fall.

Distribution Category (HA-AS)
Course Subfield (HNU)(HNA)

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Enrollment Information
Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Choose one lecture and one discussion. Combined with: ASTRO 1700

  • 3 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  8491HIST 1700  LEC 001

  •  8492HIST 1700  DIS 201

  •  8493HIST 1700  DIS 202

  •  8494HIST 1700  DIS 203

  •  8495HIST 1700  DIS 204

  •  8496HIST 1700  DIS 205

  •  8497HIST 1700  DIS 206

  •  8498HIST 1700  DIS 207

  • 18614HIST 1700  DIS 208