CHID 498 C: Special Colloquia

Sympathy For The Devil, the Rhetoric of Compassion

Course Flyer: 
Meeting Time: 
MWF
Location: 
SMI
SLN: 
12633
Joint Sections: 
PHIL 301 A, C LIT 357 A, GERMAN 285 A, LIT 298 A, CLAS 496 B, GERMAN 385 A
Instructor: 
Ellwood Wiggins

Additional Details:

Is compassion the foundation of human morality or a dangerously unreliable emotion? This course examines the strategies and motivations in different media of fostering empathy for commonly held enemies or discriminated groups. We examine the ways that casting minorities as objects of pity can strategically forward but structurally undermine the project of creating a more open and tolerant society. This course engages in team-based learning.

Catalog Description: 
Each colloquium examines a different subject or problem from a comparative framework.
GE Requirements: 
Individuals and Societies (I&S)
Credits: 
5.0
Status: 
Active
Last updated: 
January 10, 2018 - 9:04pm