HONORS 241 - Honors Core Writing in Humanities
Section: 010 What Westworld Tells Us about Being Human
Term: FA 2018
Subject: Honors Program (HONORS)
Department: LSA Honors
Credits:
4
Requirements & Distribution:
HU, FYWR
Other:
Honors
Repeatability:
May be elected twice for credit. May be elected more than once in the same term.
Primary Instructor:

The history of different conceptions of human nature across the western tradition beginning with Socrates and ending with cyborgs. We will touch on issues raised by artificial intelligence but also explore many other questions that radiate beyond a simple human vs. machine dichotomy. They include the roles that memory, emotion, and collective ritual play in defining humanity. These topics develop Westworld’s overarching conceit regarding the compulsive and compulsory aspects of human nature in order to discover both alternative accounts to the western tradition and to understand overlooked possibilities within it.

Course Requirements:

Students should have watched Season 1 of Westworld before the start of the course.

Intended Audience:

First and second year students in LSA Honors Program

Class Format:

Interactive lecture/teamwork, plus discussion sections.

HONORS 241 - Honors Core Writing in Humanities
Schedule Listing
001 (LEC)
 
23683
Closed
0
 
-
TuTh 10:00AM - 11:30AM
Note: Students are auto-enrolled in lecture 001 when they elect one of discussions 002-004.
002 (DIS)
P
23684
Closed
0
13LSA HONORS Y1 AND Y2
 
-
W 12:00PM - 1:00PM
Note: Students are auto-enrolled in lecture 001 when they elect one of discussions 002-004.
003 (DIS)
P
23685
Closed
0
13LSA HONORS Y1 AND Y2
 
-
F 1:00PM - 2:00PM
Note: Students are auto-enrolled in lecture 001 when they elect one of discussions 002-004.
004 (DIS)
P
30547
Closed
0
9LSA HONORS Y1 AND Y2
 
1
F 11:00AM - 12:00PM
Note: Students are auto-enrolled in lecture 001 when they elect one of discussions 002-004.
005 (LEC)
 
31530
Closed
0
 
-
TuTh 10:00AM - 11:30AM
Note: Students are auto-enrolled in lecture 005 when they elect one of discussions 006-007.
006 (DIS)
P
31534
Closed
0
9LSA HONORS Y1 AND Y2
 
-
M 3:00PM - 4:00PM
Note: Students are auto-enrolled in lecture 005 when they elect one of discussions 006-007.
007 (DIS)
P
31536
Closed
0
 
9LSA HONORS Y1 AND Y2
-
W 2:00PM - 3:00PM
Note: Students are auto-enrolled in lecture 005 when they elect one of discussions 006-007.
010 (LEC)
 
30549
Open
1
 
-
TuTh 12:00PM - 1:00PM
Note: Students are auto-enrolled in lecture 010 when they elect one of discussions 011-014.
011 (DIS)
P
30623
Closed
0
9LSA HONORS Y1 AND Y2
 
-
TuTh 2:00PM - 3:00PM
Note: Students are auto-enrolled in lecture 010 when they elect one of discussions 011-014.
012 (DIS)
P
30625
Closed
0
8LSA HONORS Y1 AND Y2
-
TuTh 1:00PM - 2:00PM
Note: Students are auto-enrolled in lecture 010 when they elect one of discussions 011-014.
013 (DIS)
P
30627
Open
1
 
11LSA HONORS Y1 AND Y2
-
MW 2:00PM - 3:00PM
Note: Students are auto-enrolled in lecture 010 when they elect one of discussions 011-014.
014 (DIS)
P
30629
Closed
0
 
8LSA HONORS Y1 AND Y2
-
MW 3:00PM - 4:00PM
Note: Students are auto-enrolled in lecture 010 when they elect one of discussions 011-014.
NOTE: Data maintained by department in Wolverine Access. If no textbooks are listed below, check with the department.


Syllabi are available to current LSA students. IMPORTANT: These syllabi are provided to give students a general idea about the courses, as offered by LSA departments and programs in prior academic terms. The syllabi do not necessarily reflect the assignments, sequence of course materials, and/or course expectations that the faculty and departments/programs have for these same courses in the current and/or future terms.

Click the button below to view historical syllabi for HONORS 241 (UM login required)

View Historical Syllabi
The CourseProfile (ART) system, supported by the U-M Provost’s 3rd Century Initiative through a grant to the Office of Academic Innovation, provides additional information about: course enrollments; academic terms and instructors; student academic profiles (school/college, majors), and previous, concurrent, and subsequent course enrollments.

CourseProfile (ART)