Middlebury

INTD 1253

Seminar in Liberal Learning

Liberal Learning in a Time of Challenge
In this course, we will explore how an education in the liberal arts and sciences may help one face -our complicated times with added resilience, compassion and curiosity. Our guiding question: how can your education help you live fully in this moment and cultivate a life of the mind—and spirit—that helps you address the challenges in the world around us? We’ll explore this question by way of discussion, written reflection and mindfulness practices and consider texts such as: Frankl, The Search for Meaning; Coates, Between the World and Me, Mandel, Station Eleven, Kalanithi, When Breath Becomes Air, and Martel, The Life of Pi. (This course is not open to students who have taken INTD 0210)
Subject:
Interdepartmental
Department:
Interdepartmental
Division:
Interdisciplinary
Requirements Fulfilled:
CMP CW LIT WTR
Equivalent Courses:
INTD 0210 *
EDST 0420
EDST 0210

Sections

Winter 2023

INTD1253A-W23 Seminar (Evans)

Winter 2022

INTD1253A-W22 Seminar (Evans)
INTD1253B-W22 Seminar (Spears)