The Automobile, especially in America, continues to be the most dominant form of transportation. While the car is celebrated with much fanfare, and marked as a sign of freedom and the "American Dream", we as a society are often incognizant of the various forces that led to, and continue its domination.
Through active discussion based lectures, guest lectures from industry experts and mind provoking assignments and readings, this class aims to engage the student and give them a glimpse into the invisible forces that have allowed for the auto industry to remain one of the largest for decades.
This course isn't designed to ignore the merits of one of the most influential innovations human civilization has seen. It's for anyone who wants to get a clearer picture of the various political, economic, social and technological forces that made cars so ubiquitous that both our landscape and lives revolve around them.
Consequently, we'll discuss the potential solutions to our sustainable mobility problem, and the hurdles that stand in our way to solve one of the biggest challenge that society faces.
Go to https://www.de-car.org for class policies.
(PS: We have a lot of fun too. The class did an extensive Tesla Factory Tour in Fremont last semester and hope to do many more things this semester)
|Section||Prakhar Agarwal||--||Wheeler 204||[M] 6:30PM-8:00PM||09/10/2018||