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 2022 Courses

Introduction to Philosophy: God and The Good Life
10111 01 (14942)
Christy
10:30-11:20 MW
First Year Students Only
Must be enrolled in one of the following Sustained Dialogue sections: PHIL 12111, sections 10-19.

Introduction to Philosophy: God and The Good Life
10111 02 (14237)
Christy
12:50-1:40 MW
First Year Students Only
Must be enrolled in one of the following Sustained Dialogue sections: PHIL 12111, sections 20-29.

Introduction to Philosophy: God and The Good Life
10111 03 (15616)
Blaschko
9:25-10:15 MW
First Year Students Only
Must be enrolled in one of the following Sustained Dialogue sections: PHIL 12111, sections 30-39.

Introduction to Philosophy: God and The Good Life
20111 01 (29021)
Blaschko
3:30-4:20 MW
Must be a Sophomore, Junior, or Senior
Must be enrolled in one of the following Sustained Dialogue sections: PHIL 22111, sections 10-18.