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2015-2016 Catalog

FYS 034 Originality

What is originality? What difference does it make? How can it be faked? These are questions that we will research, emphasizing writing, painting, and music. We will investigate some specific cases of art forgery, plagiarism, and "borrowings." Originality on the part of seminar participants will be encouraged, and possibilities of original work in various academic disciplines (not limited to the humanities) will be investigated.