FYS 110 Mysticism and Redemption

William Hagen, T 1:00 PM-2:50 PM

 This course will explore what gives form and meaning to our experience. Throughout most of history, this journey has been confined to philosophical and religious beliefs systems from Platonism to Zen Buddhism. Increasingly, contemporary culture has become a source of redemption or salvation through which we find meaning, order, and purpose. Course materials will including: music (both classical and popular), literature (philosophy, narratives and poetry), film and art. Each student will keep a journal of reactions to the class material. There will also be a final, integrative paper in which students will explore a line of inquiry on mysticism and redemption. Enrollment limited to 16 first-year students. WI Credits: 4