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Harold Morowitz – Fall Courses

HNRS 353:001: Technology in the Contemporary World: Cultural Literacy of the 20th Century

The class will generate a list of works written in the 20th century which they believe will become part of the cultural literacy of the future, meaning they will be part of the background of future generations of educated individuals.  Each student will choose or be assigned eight works to read and summarize in the order of 400 words.  Each summary will be accompanied by a one paragraph argument for or against placing the work in the canon of important works.  By exchange of written material on line and in oral presentations we will seek a consensus of the class view by vote.   Works will be chosen from literature, science, social science, philosophy and polemic. Grading will be based on written reports, oral presentations and a final exam.

This course requires and application process. To submit your application answer the questions below and email them to Heather Anderson, handers4@gmu.edu, by April 4th at 5pm.

Your application needs to include:

  • Name
  • G-number
  • Major
  • GPA
  • How will the unique skills and knowledge you bring to Prof. Morowitz’s course in Cultural Literacy of the 20th Century make the learning environment an engaging and educational experience for everyone involved, including yourself? (400-500 words)

(MW 1:30-2:45 pm)