PHY 114 Technological Breakthroughs of the 20th Century (3 credits)
This course will explore a smorgasbord of major technological advances that occurred during the 20th century. Many of these developments occurred as a result of the historical, political, and economic factors that shaped much of the landscape of the previous century. The scientific achievements will be discussed in the historical context upon which they occurred paying particular emphasis on the interesting personalities that were responsible for many of the discoveries. Successful completion of this course satisfies one of the Natural Science requirements in the GER/GEP.