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Benjamin Aaronson
GEN ST 197
Seattle Campus

Freshman Seminar

Small-group discussion with faculty representing a wide spectrum of academic disciplines. Topics and approaches vary. Instructor may introduce research techniques or findings, concentrate on readings in his/her area of interest, or illustrate problems and alternatives related to the study of a particular academic discipline. Credit/no-credit only. Offered: AWSp.

Class description

This seminar is designed to explore the activity of learning and its potential impact on the world in the thought of Richard Feynman. Follow the Nobel laureate physicist as he works on the top-secret Manhattan Project, sluggishly begins an academic career, and creates international incidents. Lessons about life and learning emerge as he attempts to tackle the most complex problems in the universe. Feynman’s insights on learning, pulled from his eclectic life experiences, are relevant to any field of human endeavor.

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The information above is intended to be helpful in choosing courses. Because the instructor may further develop his/her plans for this course, its characteristics are subject to change without notice. In most cases, the official course syllabus will be distributed on the first day of class.
Last Update by Benjamin Aaronson
Date: 01/04/2012