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GENERAL STUDIES (L43)  (Dept. Info)Arts & Sciences  (Policies)FL2019

L43 GeSt 225The Meaningful Life1.0 Unit
SecDays       TimeBuilding / RoomInstructorFinal ExamSeatsEnrollWaits
01M------11:00A-11:50ADuncker / 109 KoehnNo final12140
Desc:The Meaningful Life for First-Years: Who am I? Where am I going? How can I make the most out of my college experience? This course creates an opportunity for students in the first-year community to reflect on the influences that shaped them and the priorities that drive their decisions now. Short in-class writings, interviews with family or community members, narrative therapy protocols, Good Time journals, Convictions versus Commitments charts, among other reflective exercises will serve as heuristics for self discovery and practical planning in college. In-class readings from philosophy, sociology, literature and psychology will illuminate the variety of ways we construct the self and the transformative experiences that alter us. Particular attention will be paid to writing as a key to discovery and story as a way of both framing and remaking the self. Contemporary film and excerpts from autobiographical literature, including graphic novels, will further model the process of narrative self-constitution. As a culminating project students will create a multi-modal self-portrait that will serve as a touchstone in college. This course is geared toward First-Year students, but any student is welcome to enroll.
02----F--1:00P-1:50PEads / 205 SlaughterNo final12120
Desc:The Meaningful Life for Sophomores: Who am I? Where am I going? How can I lead a meaningful life? This course creates an opportunity for students in the sophomore community to reflect on the influences that shaped them, the decisions they have made up to this point in life, and the way their priorities can guide them in the future. Short in-class writings, interviews with family or community members, narrative therapy protocols, Good Time journals, Convictions versus Commitments charts, among other reflective exercises will serve as heuristics for self discovery and practical planning in college and post-graduate life. In-class readings from philosophy, sociology, literature and psychology will illuminate the variety of ways we construct the self and the transformative experiences that alter us. Particular attention will be paid to writing as a key to well-being and story as a way of both framing and remaking the self. Contemporary film and excerpts from autobiographical literature, including graphic novels, will further model the process of narrative self-constitution. At the end of the semester students will create an Odyssey Plan to help them align their commitments with authentic interests and imagine post-graduate career paths. This course is geared toward Sophomore students, but any student is welcome to enroll.
03M------12:00P-12:50PDuncker / 109 KoehnNo final12120
Desc:The Meaningful Life for Pre-Health Students: Who am I? Where am I going? How can I lead a meaningful life? This course creates an opportunity for students in the Pre-Health community to reflect on the influences that shaped them, the decisions they have made up to this point, and the way their priorities can guide them in the future. Short in-class writings, interviews with professionals in the medical field, narrative therapy protocols, Good Time journals, Convictions versus Commitments charts, among other reflective exercises will serve as heuristics for self-discovery and practical planning in college and post-graduate life. In-class readings from philosophy, sociology, medical humanities and psychology will illuminate the variety of ways we construct the self and the transformative experiences that alter us. Particular attention will be paid to writing as a key to discovery and story as a way of both framing and remaking the self. Contemporary film, parables, and excerpts from autobiographical literature will inspire students' own narratives. At the end of the semester students will align their goals and authentic interests in an Odyssey Plan for post-graduate life. This course is geared toward Pre-Health students, but any student is welcome to enroll.
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