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Spring 2017-2018
* FRS 102 (EC)   na, npdf

From Codex to Code: Technologies of Learning

Emmanuel C. Bourbouhakis

How have technologies associated with learning-- systems of writing, recording, and communication shaped the nature of inquiry? How has innovation in media, from manuscripts to motherboards, helped to fashion the questions we ask and the kinds of answers we are wont to give? This seminar will examine the historical interdependence of technology and the Humanities.

Sample reading list:
N. Carr, The Shallows
M. McLuhan, The Gutenberg Galaxy: The making of Typographic Man
D. Diringer, The Book in Embryo

Reading/Writing assignments:
Papers: 5pp. = 15%, 8-10pp. = 20%, 12-15pp. = 35% Class participation and oral presentations 30%.

Paper in lieu of Final - 15%
Papers - 55%
Oral Presentation(s) - 15%
Class/Precept Participation - 15%

Other Requirements:
Open to First Year Undergraduates Only.


Schedule/Classroom assignment:

Class numberSectionTimeDaysRoomEnrollmentStatus
43456 S01 07:30:00 pm - 10:20:00 pm T   East Pyne Building   111   Enrolled:5 Limit:15