David M. Nixon
B CUSP 118
Evaluates progress at the conclusion of the first year through the construction of a portfolio and offers an experiential learning opportunity, either on- or off-campus. Prerequisite: either B CUSP 115, B CUSP 116, or B CUSP 117; may not be repeated. Offered: Sp.
The core concept we'll cover is: What Is The Meaning Of Life? In other words: What aspects make one life a more worthwhile, well-lived, meaningful life than another? And conversely: what aspects would tend to make a life more likely to be a meaningless, pointless, waste of a life? We'll consider various traditional Western philosophical perspectives, and a few eastern religious perspectives.
Student learning goals
General method of instruction
NOTE: people who cannot attend the first day of class are STRONGLY DISCOURAGED from taking this class, as you will lose points that CANNOT BE MADE UP.
Class assignments and grading
Students will be graded on: participation, reading quizzes, portfolio, a number of writing assignments, a long paper, other.