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Unformatted text preview: CORE 1101 Fall 2008 faculty roster: Anthony Sciglitano, Catherine Olsen, Colleen Conway, Jon Radwan, Juergen Heinrichs, Marian Glenn, Nancy Enright, Patrice Thoms-Cappello, Peter Ahr, Richard Liddy, Beth Bloom, Martha Loesch, Aruna Sanyal, Howard McGinn, Fred Booth, Gisela Webb, Judith Stark, David Beneteau, Charles Carter Clickable Table of Contents Clickable Table of Contents ...................................................................................................... 1 Catalogue Description ................................................................................................................ 1 Questions addressed by the central texts ..................................................................................... 1 Questions considered through reading and discussion ................................................................. 3 Course Requirements and Evaluation .......................................................................................... 4 Grades ........................................................................................................................................... 4 Course schedule (see the class calendar for specific dates) .......................................................... 5 Required Texts .............................................................................................................................. 6 Options for the modern texts ......................................................................................................... 6 Catalogue Description This first course in the University Core Curriculum seeks to forge a community of conversation inspired to explore perennial questions central but not exclusive to the Catholic intellectual tradition, broadly understood. People throughout the different cultures and traditions of the world strive to understand the transcendent mysteries of the human journey that are addressed by the world's religions, philosophies, art, music and literature. The first signature course invites students into this conversation via some of the important texts and other cultural artifacts that focus on transformative journeys as they are portrayed in Catholic, Greek, Islamic, Hindu, and other traditions. Students are asked to reflect upon their own transformative experiences and envision their personal journeys. Classes meet twice a week for 75 minutes. This course is linked with the 1-credit University Life course. Questions addressed by the central texts This course is a text-based discussion of the ideas each text raises. Students are expected to have read the assigned texts before class, and to participate in each class in discussion of them, orally and in writing. The course is meant to introduce students to the habits of critical thinking and writing, and to writing....
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