LIBS 202

Challenge and Response in the Modern World

An examination of modern accomplishments and problems that have derived from several sources: the 18th century mechanical models, the Scientific and Industrial Revolutions, and the rise of modern economic theories. Asking how it is possible in the 21st century to live a moral life, the course examines the rise of individualism, the tension between personal and social values, the problems of poverty and the distribution of wealth, and the multiple consequences of modern technology upon the human and natural environments. This course fulfills GE Areas B2 (Life Science) w/ Lab Activity, D (Social Science), American Institutions (U.S. Constitution, California State & Local Government), and Critical Race Studies.

Course restricted to LIBS Majors only.
Satisfies GE