Thanks Maha. I understand and respect the reservations of the film genre based on your exposure and experience. But I am saying that participating in the theme for western106 means looking at things far from what your known experiences. Let’s say you are teaching a game theory class, and you have a student who does not want to be active because of their bad experience in an online game…

The fences on the western genre are not fixed. ** There is no definition of a “western” in western106– that is what we are investigating ** Most courses begin with a statement / definition of what the subject is; in ds106 everything is a question.

For many, a western film/show can be one that takes place in the place- thus not only Lassie, but Back to the Future 3, some of the old Star Trek episodes. For others its the idea of how to survive in an alien landscape, thus space westerns.