Ph/Hu240 The Search for God: Our Relationship with the Sacred 4 credits
Why am I here? What is the soul? Who or what is God? What is the meaning of life? How can I find my path in the world? These enduring questions are those humans have asked themselves for millennia. By exploring such questions, we can gain a deeper understanding of the universe, the sacred and ourselves. This is a "thought" course, one which pushes students to delve deeply into their own personal beliefs concerning society, the sacred, their place in the scheme of the universe and how to live a just and honorable life. This semi-historical approach looks into the realms of the mystical through the study of literature, artifacts and sacred texts. Discussions, guest speakers, videos, journaling and presentations challenge the students to expand their awareness by considering diverse viewpoints on the sacred and humanity’s role in the world. This course fulfills the Ethics/Philosophy requirement for the General Core.