Great Books of World Wisdom Traditions

Instructor: Jim Garrison

Bernard of Clairvoix said that we are all dwarfs standing on the shoulders of giants. Learning from the past is essential to successfully navigating the future. The Great Books of the human tradition will help you wrestle with the fundamental issues of ethics, justice, equity, spirituality, and wisdom that you will grapple with in your life. They will help you develop a moral compass. Standing on the shoulders of giants, it is now your turn to lead an epic life.

Course Learning Outcomes

By the end of the course students should be able to:

  1. Describe how the authors of the Great Books framed the challenges they faced and responded.
  2. Explore cogently the deeper issues to humanity that run through the Great Books.
  3. Express how their lessons learned from the Great Books relate to their world today.
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