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Courses - Spring 2022
University Honors
What You Are and Why it Matters
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg
Who you are is interesting and important, but not the subject of this course. What you are is closer to our topic but not yet specific enough; after all, you are many things: a student, a citizen, a driver, a Terp, and so on. This course asks deeper and more elusive questions: what kind of being are you? What is your fundamental nature--the nature you share with others and that simultaneously grounds your individuality? We will work to answer these questions and investigate the limits of our nature, from the possibilities of time travel and teletransportation to the realities of dissociative identity disorder and conjoined twins. The insights we glean will help us grapple with the nature of human existence--from what happens when you die, to our responsibilities toward others, to nothing less than the meaning of life.
Restricted to UH students matriculating in Fall 2020 or later.

This course is part of the "Virtually Human" thematic cluster. Virtually Human courses will be offered through Spring 2023.