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Spring Break Away 2015 - Heidelberg

Course: UCOR 132 Philosophy - Basic Phil Questions OR  

Course: PHIL 204  Philosophy and Literature 

[satisfies Core Theme Area:  Social Justice AND CORE BPQ]


This course will explore the philosophy and literature of Germany's golden age, the period around the turn of the 19th century. This was the age of German Romanticism and German Idealism, and we will read some major philosophers of each of these movements. Our inquiry will be thoroughly interdisciplinary as we draw on political and economic history, art history, poetry, and literature, but we will examine all these dimensions through the lens of philosophy.

Our Spring Break trip will take us to Heidelberg, Germany, a beautiful university town in the country's southwest, and one of the cultural capitals of the era we will be studying in the course. We will engage contemporary Germany by exploring Heidelberg's cultural scenes, its culinary offerings, and its student life. This course will prepare students to travel by providing basic German etiquette and rudimentary language skills, and by making the transformative potential of travel a primary theme of the course's theoretical material.

Professor: Professor Peter Libby

Prerequisites: The course is open to all, no prerequisites

Max enrollment: 20 students

More information: See Prof. Libby, 303 College Hall

Class Time: MW 3-4:15 p.m.

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