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David M. Nixon
B CUSP 118
Bothell Campus

Discovery Core III: The Portfolio and Experiential Learning in Individuals and Society

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.

Class description

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

Recommended preparation

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.


The information above is intended to be helpful in choosing courses. Because the instructor may further develop his/her plans for this course, its characteristics are subject to change without notice. In most cases, the official course syllabus will be distributed on the first day of class.
Last Update by David M. Nixon
Date: 03/30/2013