Middlebury

EDST0210C-S21

Sophomore Seminar/Liberal Arts
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Sophomore Seminar in the Liberal Arts
This course is designed for sophomores who are interested in exploring the meaning and the purpose of a liberal arts education. To frame this investigation, we will use the question "What is the good life and how shall I live it?" Through an interdisciplinary and multicultural array of readings and films we will engage our course question through intellectual discussion, written reflection, and personal practice. There will be significant opportunities for public speaking and oral presentation, as well as regular writing assignments, including a formal poster presentation. Readings will include reflections on a liberal arts education in the U.S. (Emerson, Brann, Nussbaum, Oakeshott, Ladsen-Billings, bell hooks); on "the good life" (excerpts from Aristotle, sacred texts of different traditions); on social science analyses of contemporary life; texts on the neuroscience of happiness; as well as literary and cinematic representations of lives well-lived.
Course Reference Number (CRN):
21626
Subject Code:
EDST
Course Number:
0210
Section Identifier:
C

Course

EDST 0210

All Sections in Spring 2021

Spring 2021

EDST0210A-S21 Seminar
EDST0210B-S21 Seminar