IDS220RW-1: ORDER Seminar

Topic: What Does it Mean to be Human?

August 23, 2017 - December 5, 2017
DaysTimeLocationInstructorGERCreditOPUS #
10:00am - 11:15am
Callaway Center S423
Loudermilk, Kimberly

On Recent Discoveries by Emory Researchers (ORDER) engages graduate and postdoctoral students to teach their research to undergraduates. Recommended for sophomores; open to others. Refer to Course Atlas for specific topics of a given semester, articulated by the teacher-scholar team.

ORDER IDS 220 course titled What Does it Mean to be Human? 

Students in this course will develop the skills of an interdisciplinary scholar by engaging with the question: "What does it mean to be human?". Throughout the course, teacher-scholars in four different fields will lead students through their disciplines’ perspective on questions students face near the end of their college careers:

How do we retain identity through a life transition?

How do we approach the challenge of doing Good things?

How does the structure and culture of the university contribute to the human experience?

In this writing intensive course, students will practice communicating from an interdisciplinary perspective in written and spoken forms while connecting the ways of thinking employed by their discipline (major) to others.


The schedule of courses on O.P.U.S. is the official listing of courses, including days and times they meet and the General Education Requirements they satisfy. Students should use course descriptions as general guidelines. Course requirements, grading details, book lists, and syllabi are subject to change.