Humankind's Enduring Questions

Dr. Arieti and students at Hampden-Sydney CollegeCoordinator and Academic Advisor: Dr. James Arieti, Professor of Classics

What is human happiness? What is the nature of the good? Why is there evil in the world? This Living and Learning Community will give students the chance to explore the answers to our most enduring questions both in and out of class. Students in this Community will be enrolled together in a section of Dr. Arieti's Western Culture 101 course, a core course required of all students for graduation. Readings, discussions, and writing assignments will develop students' knowledge of our past and ability to answer and to evaluate the answers of others to these and other questions. When feasible, trips to plays, films, and museums will provide the opportunity for students to learn outside the classroom.

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