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Title: HUM 201-11, The Search for Values in the Light of Western History and Religion, Fall 2004
Authors: McNary-Zak, Bernadette
Keywords: Humanities;Syllabus;Curriculum;Academic departments;Text;2004 Fall
Issue Date: 2004
Publisher: Memphis, Tenn. : Rhodes College
Abstract: Course Description According to the college catalogue, in the second year of Search students “trace the roles of biblical and classical heritages in the shaping of the values, character, and institutions of western culture and its understanding of self and world. To this end, they read and discuss selections from the works of philosophers, theologians, political writers, scientists, and literary artists from the Middle Ages to the present.” (Rhodes College Catalogue, 179) Course Objectives (for the entire year): 1. To explore the change, conflict, and reform of religious traditions, systems, and philosophies in the West from the Middle Ages to the contemporary era. 2. To engage in active dialogue with primary texts written by representative authors who have made a significant impact and contribution to religious life and thought. 3. To provide a forum for students to connect personal philosophies and experiences with the ideas and insights which have shaped Western religious tradition. 4. To afford students of all religions and belief systems the opportunity to explore religious values as part of a continuing personal quest for meaning.
Description: This syllabus was submitted to the Rhodes College Office of Academic Affairs by the course instructor.
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