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SOCY 4400 Capstone: The Sociology of the Inner Life (Fall: 3 )


Course Description

Capstone and sociology course exploring the joys, hopes, fears, and anxieties of everyday life. Students will investigate aspects of daily life as a spiritual exercise simultaneously involving self, relationships, and community. Topics include unity of thinking, feeling, and acting; meditation; wisdom stories; Ignatian spirituality and discernment, meaning, and practice of care; and archetypal experience of the sacred. Assignments include commentary on readings, a interview and analysis about an other person's spiritual life; writing autobiographical narratives about one's personal history, and Christmas memories. Readings from sociological, theological, literary, and spiritual texts.


Instructor(s): Paul G. Schervish

Prerequisites: Second semester junior or senior status.

Cross listed with: UNCP5520

Comments: Capstone classes may NOT be taken Pass/Fail.
You may take only ONE Capstone class before graduation.


Last Updated: 07-Dec-13