Mar 29, 2023
PHI 238 - Philosophy and Literature
Description: How philosophy and literature work together to illuminate some of the most important issues that humans are likely to face. Issues include: the nature of reality, knowledge, truth, personal identity, ethics, race, gender, justice, love, personal, relationships, and the meaning of life.
Prerequisites: ENG 101 or ENG 101A or ENG 103 . Reading Proficiency.
General Education Competency: Written Communication; Diversity; Critical Thinking
- Methods for reading literature
- Methods for reading philosophy
- The nature and purpose of literature
- The relationship between literature and the nature of reality
- The relationship between literature and the nature of knowledge
- The relationship between literature and the nature of beauty
- The relationship between literature and the nature of morality
- Apply both Analytic and Continental methods to reading literature. (1, 2)
- Explain the nature and purpose of literature, including its abilities to contribute to an understanding of diverse worldviews and the development of our understanding of the human experience. (3)
- Analyze the relationship between philosophy and literature. (1,2, 4-7)
- Evaluate personal beliefs, including a historically informed understanding of the self, by reading literature through a philosophical lens. (1, 2, 4-7)
- Demonstrate thoughtful and precise writing skills by completing at least 2,500 words of monitored writing, which includes a 1,500-word essay that undergoes iterations of the writing process (i.e., outline, rough draft, and etc.), using academically appropriate sources.