God and the Good Life: An Introduction to Philosophy

In God and the Good Life, students have the opportunity to consider, discuss, and debate the big questions surrounding what makes a life moral and what makes a life meaningful. The course tackles such issues as what justifies our beliefs, whether we should practice a religion, and what sacrifices we should make for others. Using classic philosophical texts, real-world case studies, and interactive digital tools, students search for answers and explore their beliefs in both large-group discussions and small intensive Sustained Dialogue groups led by former GGL students. Over the semester students compose a philosophical apology -- an essay describing how they've developed their answers to the big questions and defending their beliefs using rigorous arguments.

Fall 2021 Courses

Introduction to Philosophy: God and The Good Life
10111 01 (15323)
Blaschko
9:25-10:15 MW
First Year Students Only

Introduction to Philosophy: God and The Good Life
10111 02 (14552)
Christy
12:50-1:40 MW
First Year Students Only

Introduction to Philosophy: God and The Good Life
10111 03 (16146)
Zhao
11:30-12:20 MW
First Year Students Only

Introduction to Philosophy: God and The Good Life
20111 01 (20356)
Blaschko
10:30-11:20 MW
Must be a Sophomore, Junior, or Senior