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.
Explore how religion, art, and popular culture have reflected humanity’s fears of the end of time throughout history.
Explore how the Mahayana Buddhist concepts of compassion and wisdom can serve as the basis for a healthy, happy, and meaningful life.
Discover various psychological approaches to art and artists throughout history, and explore the psychology of three iconic artists.
Navigate the theory of religion and examine the ideals of six world religions.
To counter modern-day life’s intrusions upon our attention and humanity, explore the principles and practices of mindfulness and compassion.
Explore Western culture’s psychological theories of dreaming, and look at current research about how dreaming functions and what it means.
Discover how Eastern philosophy confronts many of the same existential questions found in the West.
Read and discuss Arendt’s work, and discover her continued relevance to contemporary political, moral, and intellectual life.
Explore the conflicting philosophies surrounding the expansion of human rights and the repercussions of this debate in contemporary issues.
Explore the New Testament in light of historical, sociological, and literary contexts, both ancient and contemporary.
Examine the “writings,” the last part of the Hebrew Bible, within historical, sociological, and literary contexts.
Explore the contributions that psychology, and particularly psychoanalysis, can make to an understanding of religion.