EDST 391: H. sapiens: What does it mean to be “human”?


Assignment for Day 2 class


Readings for Day 2

Pass-fail writing assignment (Don't stress. You need NOT write anything formal for this first assignment; handwritten notes will be fine. My aim is just to gather responses for class discussion.)

  1. Ask at least three people the following question. "What do you think makes us human?"
    • You may rephrase it if you find that useful.
    • If they give a really short or cryptic answer, you might ask them to elaborate.
    • Please turn in a short written account of the answers you get. Also any interesting observations, such as whether they found it easy or hard to answer, etc. If you changed the question, which is fine, please note what it was.

Summary of today's discussion