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 the writings and life of Augustine of Hippo, and discuss his legacy on modern Christian theology and philosophy.
To counter modern-day life’s intrusions upon our attention and humanity, explore the principles and practices of mindfulness and compassion.
Explore the lives and legacies of three prominent Jewish heretics, and examine how they have influenced Jewish tradition and philosophy.
Explore how the Mahayana Buddhist concepts of compassion and wisdom can serve as the basis for a healthy, happy, and meaningful life.
Navigate the theory of religion and examine the ideals of six world religions.
Explore how religion, art, and popular culture have reflected humanity’s fears of the end of time throughout history.
Explore the period that led to the emergence of Christianity and Second Temple Judaism—its history, literature, and religious communities.
Consider some ways that philosophy distinguishes itself from religion as a guide to spiritual life.
Study Plato’s Republic, a work of monumental scope and significance that presents his conception of the ideal city-state.
Examine human relationships in the Bible and the ancient world, including gender roles, power, forbidden sexuality, and consequences for deviation.
Explore timeless questions about art from a philosophical perspective: What is the significance of art? How is it meant to be understood?