Middlebury

FYSE1236

The Malleable Human

The Malleable Human
How human are you? What does it mean to be human? From a biological point of view, can lines be drawn that define a human? When is it appropriate to blur these lines and who may do it? In this seminar we will investigate what biological boundaries exist that make us human. We will consider this topic by looking at genetic, mechanical, and chemical modifications to the basic human form and how they influence our perceptions of ‘humanness’. 3 hrs. sem.
Subject:
First Year Seminar
Department:
First-Year Seminar Program
Division:
Interdisciplinary
Requirements Fulfilled:
CW

Sections

Fall 2008

FYSE1236A-F08 Seminar (Ward)