2503 - Culture and Values - 3 credit
Beginning with an overview of what determines culture and values,
the course offers students a theme-centered, interdisciplinary
approach to perennial questions and topics in the artistic,
historical, intellectual, literary, philosophical, and religious
foundations of our culture. Topics will vary depending on the
instructor(s) but may include: What does it mean to be human? What
is the purpose of human suffering? What is courage? What is beauty?
And/or themes such as love, fidelity, and enduring relationships;
the individual in society and nature; the exile or stranger;
utopias and dystopias; war and violence; justice and punishment.
The course may be individually or team-taught. Prerequisite: ENGL
1023. Course Rotation: Spring.