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ITAL 5550 In Search of the Meaning of Life (Fall: 3 )


Course Description

The course focuses on choices of identity and the meaning of life in existential, social, and religious situations. We will start with a discussion on the origin and essence of values as presented in selected writings. The nature of human passions and behavior will be explored in texts by modern Italian novelists and poets. Questions include a protagonist's alienation in modern society, the search for ones place in family and society, sacrifice as the ultimate confirmation and defense of one's values, apathy as a response to life's problems, and determination in the pursuit of a goal.


Schedule: Periodically

Instructor(s): Rena A. Lamparska

Prerequisites: None

Cross listed with:

Comments: Conducted in Italian


Last Updated: 07-Dec-13