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Machines and Modernity
ENGL 212
Spring 2012 not offered
Crosslisting: SISP 213

Since the scientific revolution, philosophers and theorists have turned to machines and technological innovation to explain the distinctive cultural conditions of modernity. If technology has made possible miraculous new freedoms, it has also been implicated in new forms of political oppression, alienation, and environmental collapse. In this class we will trace the paradoxical power of the machine by reading some of the most influential philosophical and theoretical works from the Enlightenment through to contemporary posthumanism.

Essential Capabilities: Speaking, Writing
This is a writing-intensive course. This course incorporates public speaking through student presentations and intensive class discussion.
Credit: 1 Gen Ed Area Dept: HA ENGL
Course Format: DiscussionGrading Mode: Graded
Level: UGRD Prerequisites: None
Fulfills a Major Requirement for: None

Last Updated on MAY-28-2024
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