Fall 2019

Progress?

Listed in: First Year Seminar, as FYSE-101

Faculty

Ron Bashford (Section 01)
Andrew C. Dole (Section 02)
Lawrence R. Douglas (Section 03)
Alexander George (Section 04)
Monica M. Ringer (Section 05)
Leah C. Schmalzbauer (Section 06)
Nishiten Shah (Section 07)

Description

Is the world a better place today than it was fifty years ago? Will it be better yet in another fifty years? We cannot answer such questions without asking what we mean by “better,” that is, what counts as progress. The question of what progress is cannot be answered simply: the term has been used in different ways at different times and has also been the subject of much critical examination. We will explore the meaning of progress by engaging with a variety of thought-provoking and influential works.

Fall semester. Professors Bashford, Dole, Douglas, George, Ringer, Schmalzbauer, and Shah.

If Overenrolled: Dean's office determines this.

Offerings

2019-20: Offered in Fall 2019