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Philosophy, Psychology, and Religion

  • Expresses Complex Ideas
  • Debates Conflicting Perspectives
  • Provides Historic Contexts

These courses explore life’s greatest questions by discussing classic and modern philosophers, psychology, and world religions. They develop skills to express complex ideas, challenge orthodoxy, and expose underlying assumptions.

This Fall, study from anywhere in the world in the safety and comfort of your home through online or remote instruction.

Comparative Religion: From Christianity to Confucianism

Gain a basic understanding of the beliefs and practices of the world’s major religions.

2021 Fall
1 section

Hannah Arendt in Dark Times

Read and discuss the work of Hannah Arendt, one of the 20th century’s leading political philosophers

2021 Fall
1 section

Judaism and the Origin of Christianity

Explore the period that led to the emergence of Christianity and Second Temple Judaism—its history, literature, and religious communities.

2021 Fall
1 section

Nietzsche: Perspectives on Perspectivism

Explore the works of Nietzsche, an important and controversial figure who continues to exert influence on contemporary writers and thinkers.

Philosophy as a Guide to Spiritual Life

Consider some ways that philosophy distinguishes itself from religion as a guide to spiritual life.

The Public and the Private

Explore the relationship between the individual and society, ethics and politics, and various forms of government.

Introduction to the Hebrew Bible: Poetry to Apocalypse

Examine the “writings,” the last part of the Hebrew Bible, within historical, sociological, and literary contexts.

Introduction to the Hebrew Bible: War and Prophets

Examine the different types of prophets in the Hebrew Bible, and explore the role they played within their larger society.

An Introduction to Islamic History

Explore Islamic history during the first six centuries of its existence.