History of Technology


Unit 2, The History of Technology, is divided into three major sections: Technology in the Middle Ages, Chinese Contributions to Technology, and Islam Spain and the History of Technology. You should begin your investigation of this topic by starting at the introduction. Then, you can complete the last three sections in any order. After you are finished with this tutorial, you should complete the class activity below.


Man & woman with spinning wheel, Pieter Pieters, 1543 - 1603, Amsterdam. Rijksmuseum Stadhouderskade, � Kathleen Cohen, ner04042




This web page is under the supervision of Dr. Patricia Backer, the chair of the Department of Technology and the Department of Aviation at San Jose State University in San Jose, CA.  She can be reached at pabacker@email.sjsu.edu or by phone at (408) 924-3190. This page is part of an self-paced Internet tutorial on the History of Technology for the Advanced General Education class Technology and Civilization (Tech 198) at San Jose State University. This page was last updated on 07/10/01 .

Last Modified: Feb 22, 2023