Sep 20, 2020
PHIL 378 - Philosophy of Love
A study of various concepts of love as they occur in philosophy, literature, and other cultural expressions. The nature of romantic love, eros, agape, friendship, and fellow feeling will be discussed. AH-Philosophies and Culture World (W).
Prerequisite: sophomore standing or above.
Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:
Learner Outcomes Approval Date:
- Identify the various connotations of the word ‘love’ as expressed both diachronically and synchronically in various cultures as informed by various disciplines.
- Delineate the various connotations of the concept of ‘love’ in the Classical World, while acknowledging that the multi-semantic potential of Greek ‘love’ both precedes and proceeds these Classical texts.
- Describe the nature of love in Ancient Egypt, Mesopotamia, India and China and compare these non-Western conceptions of love to those in the Classical World.
- Describe the nature of love in both western and eastern religious traditions, again making comparison to the nature of love in the Classical and Ancient Worlds.
- Describe the manner in which the various connotations of ‘love’ can be found in the cycles of human life.
- Describe how various films, works of art, music and autobiographical books depict the concept of love.
- Report their philosophy of love to their classmates.
- Demonstrate the skills of team work.
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