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Join this dynamic world history course to examine history in a unique way. You will study different eras through the lens of major inventions that changed mankind and history forever.
This class will look at the development of twelve of the world’s most revolutionary inventions, focusing not only on their mechanical development but on how they changed culture and altered the way man views his place in the cosmos. Man’s capacity to invent is a result of his being made in the image of God, the original Creator. This class explores the creative capacity of mankind and how man has shaped and reshaped his own self-understanding through his inventions, beginning with the alphabet and going all the way up to the Internet.
Week One: The Origins of the Alphabet
Week Two: Cartography (Mapmaking)
Week Three: Time-Keeping
Week Four: Firearms
Week Five: The Printing Press
Week Six: The Telescope
Week Seven: Money
Week Eight: Antibiotics
Week Nine: Photography
Week Ten: Automobiles
Week Eleven: Electricity
Week Twelve: The Internet
Course materials: Online sources will be provided as needed by the instructor. No textbook is required.
Homework: Homework will consist of a semester long research project/paper with different components due at various intervals throughout the semester, as well as weekly readings provided by the instructor, and weekly quizzes which are graded automatically inside Moodle.