The archetypal figure of Faust has played an important part
in the imaginative life of Western culture for over six centuries.
He is the quintessential modern man, scorning tradition in
favor of experience, faith in favor of reason, and pursuing
his quest for knowledge even at the expense of his soul. He
represents the spirit of the Renaissance, the dawning age
of science and scepticism and an uneasy relationship with
religion. In this seminar we look at the changing fate of
Faust, from condemnation to redemption and back, as we in
the industrialized world struggle with our own questions about
what we pay socially, environmentally and spiritually for
our technological progress.
An On-line, 3-Credit CourseThis curriculum
presents in a web-based format the same content as in the
course offered on-campus.
Spend 3-4 hours per week participating in the discussion
group (this activity parallels class-time) and
a minimum of 6 hours per week reading, writing and preparing
for participation in the discussion group.
Your lively and informed participation in the discussion
group is indispensable to the quality of this course.
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