The Dawn of the Computer Age: Turing's Cathedral
General Catalog Course Title:
On the Same Page Class
Terms Offered:
Fall 2013
Course Thread: 
Human-Centered Design
Course Thread: 
Sciences and Society

Letters & Science 10: The On the Same Page Class

Are you a new student who wants to earn a unit for reading Turing's Cathedral and participating in On the Same Page? If so, L&S 10 is the course for you.

Here are the course requirements:

Read the book over the summer, and respond creatively. (We will provide some prompts later in the summer.)
Socially annotate excerpts from Turing's Cathedral.

Attend two class meetings on Tuesday evenings. The first will be in September and the second in October (exact dates to be announced). In order to pass the class you must attend both meetings, so make sure your Tuesday evenings are clear in early fall.

Attend at least two On the Same Page events and submit a short response to each. Qualifying events include the keynote address by George Dyson on September 25, the faculty panels, or the Dialogues with Faculty.

Play the Turing Test Tournament online game.

On the Same Page is designed to welcome you into the intellectual community at Cal. We firmly believe that interacting with faculty--and with other students--around a topic of mutual interest is one of the best ways to ensure the quality of your education. All of the activities required for L&S 10 will be fun and interactive and educational. You will be glad you participated!

This is a great way to earn a unit before midterms start, so you can focus on your other courses for the rest of the semester. And participating fully in On the Same Page will be so rewarding that you will continue to seek out enrichment opportunities throughout your undergraduate career.

For more detailed information about classes, please visit the UC Berkeley Online Schedule of Classes.