ERIC Number: ED221884
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982-Oct
Reference Count: 0
Ethics, Literature, Technology: A Writing Intensive, Cross-Disciplinary Course.
Johnson, William Clark
Intended for college instructors, this paper describes a course that explores the ways in which technology shapes American life by focusing on the ethical questions that technology raises. The introductory section of the paper includes a description of the course and its objectives. The next two sections contain the assignment sequence and study questions for a sample unit on Robert Pirsig's "Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance." Section 4 suggests some curricular combinations for thematic, topical, and experimental courses on the same theme. In the fifth section, seed games for freewriting and discussion are presented. The final section provides an extensive annotated bibliography on the theme of technology and culture. (JL)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Journal Writing; Pirsig (Robert); Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance
Note: Paper presented at the Meeting of the North Idaho Council of English (Coeur d'Alene, ID, October 15-16, 1982).