Re: what would it take for a "bachelors in extropian studies?"

Robin Hanson (
Thu, 04 Nov 1999 15:03:18 -0500

John Grigg wrote:
>I was wondering as seen in the form of degree requirements, what classes
>would a person have to take to get a "bachelors in extropian studies?"
>Would engineering be the foundation of this degree? How much philosophy,
>history, poly sci and sociology would be needed? And what about the
>biological sciences? A fine arts requirement possibly?
>I look forward to getting some detailed posts on this question.

I'm not sure we're even ready to have a class on the subject, much less a major.
To have a good class on the topic, we'd need say twice as many good papers on the
topic as there are weeks in a semester. That is, about thirty. I don't think
we have that many yet.

Robin Hanson Asst. Prof. Economics, George Mason University MSN 1D3, Carow Hall, Fairfax VA 22030
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