United Humanity?

Instructor: 
Andrew Saldino
Day/Time Taught: 
TR 5:00 – 6:15 p m
Term: 
Fall
Year: 
2013
Prefix: 
UCO
Course Number: 
1200
Section-1: 
129

Uniting humanity would be a good idea thing, right?  We are one species on one planet with one destiny, and we are here to help and support each other.  Both history and technology are inexorably pushing us together as a species on this shrinking planet, and we have to unite to address the problems that we face, such as nuclear proliferation and environment destruction.  But is there a dark side to the very idea of uniting humanity?  When we unite – economically, politically, culturally – there is a concentration of power, a homogenizing of values, and a threat to individuality.  This course considers both the hopes and the dangers of uniting humanity, as a nexus of issues that will define the ideological struggles of the 21st century, by investigating topics such as the United Nations, economic globalization, freedom on the internet, and whether women should be able to walk around in public topless.

Contact FYS

The First Year Seminar is part of the General Education Program located in Anne Belk Hall, Room 250.

Phone: 828-262-2028

Our mailing address:
First Year Seminar
ASU Box 32065
Appalachian State University
Boone, NC 28608

Director of First Year Seminar:
Dr. Martha McCaughey
mccaugheym@appstate.edu

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