Ideas That Change the World

In this seminar, students will examine texts and works of art that have profoundly shaped the world we live in. The course is divided into four units: Models of Inquiry; the Impact of Science and Technology; Social Philosophy and Civic Engagement; and Art in the World. The course is supplemented with several plenary lectures by distinguished honors faculty speakers.
From texting to e-mail to Facebook and Twitter, the primary mode of communication now is electronic, and it's instantaneous. What does this mean for the future of communication? In this class students will explore the positives and negatives around these developments. Yes, social media makes it easier to develop community but what do we lose in the process? Students will also learn about the importance of maintaining a strong, professional digital identity, and how to go about doing that.

Course Details

Campus: 
Amherst
Format: 
Online
Level: 
Undergraduate
Subject: 
Honors
Number: 
HONORS 201H
Semester: 
Summer 2017
Registration Status: 
Closed
Registration: 
Monday, March 13, 2017 to Friday, May 26, 2017
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