20 Credits AUTUMN

Aims/Description: What does it mean for a life to go well? How does one live life well? What is a flourishing life? These questions have shaped intellectual endeavour for millennia. Life Worth Living explores approaches to these questions through engagement with diverse traditions/thinkers including classical Greek philosophy, Buddhism, Judaism, Christianity, Islam, Confucianism, Existentialism, Marx, and Nietzsche. The module includes historical analysis of these traditions, visits from individuals whose lives are shaped by them, fieldwork to discuss the ideas beyond the classroom, and assessments to help students develop their own vision of a life worth living.

Restrictions on availability: History students must have taken 40 credits from HST112-HST120.

Staff Contact: STRINE CASEY
Teaching Methods: Lectures, Seminars, Fieldwork, Independent Study
Assessment: Course work

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