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HUM-101 Introduction to the Humanities I: Philosophical Thought

This course examines the question: How do we live a meaningful life? Drawing from a range of Western philosophers, the course examines the basic tension between the Greco-Roman tradition of secular humanism and the traditions of theistic religion (Judaism, Christianity, and Islam). Students will absorb and digest philosophical ideas from Plato, sacred texts (the Bible and the Quran), Karl Marx, Friedrich Nietzsche, Jean-Paul Sartre, Viktor E. Frankl, and Simone Weil, among others. Course content consists of a series of half-hour video lectures along with text readings. Throughout, the course challenges students to consider and reconsider what constitutes a meaningful life. This course is based on the course "Philosophy, Religion, and the Meaning of Life" from the Teaching Company.

Study Methods:

Online Courses (HUM-101-OL):
Jul 2020,  Aug 2020,  Sep 2020,  Oct 2020,  Nov 2020,  Dec 2020,  Jan 2021,  Feb 2021,  Mar 2021,  Apr 2021,  May 2021,  Jun 2021

Credits: 3

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