Register now for fall classes! If you’re an ’18, join Professor Lindsay Whaley in his seminar for freshmen, What’s the Point of Education? A Christian Perspective. Ryan Bouton D’01 will be teaching a reading group through C.S. Lewis’ classic The Abolition of Man, a paradigm-shifting book on education, morality, objectivity and what it means to be human. Or explore the short stories of Flannery O’Connor—often dark fiction, and profoundly influenced by her Christian faith—with Catalina Gorla D’09. Classes will begin on October 7, and continue through October 28. Full course descriptions for each of the three classes being offered this term are available below. Click here to sign up.
What’s the Point of Education? A Christian Perspective
Lindsay Whaley, Professor of Linguistics and Classics and Interim Vice Provost
Tuesdays 10/7 – 10/28, 7:00 – 8:30 pm, Reed Hall 106
The Abolition of Man: A Reading Group
Led by Ryan Bouton D’01
Tuesdays 10/7 – 10/28, 7:00 – 8:30 pm, Reed Hall 103
Flannery O’Connor and Christian Realism
Led by Catalina Gorla D’09
Tuesdays 10/7 – 10/28, 7:00 – 8:30 pm, Reed Hall 101
Led by Ryan Bouton ’01
TA: Josh Alexakos ’17
Tuesdays 7:00 – 8:30 pm, 10/7 – 10/28, Reed Hall
Description: Join us for a book discussion group on C.S. Lewis’ Abolition of Man, in which he explores human nature, the existence of objective morality, and the implications of how we view these for individuals, societies, and especially education. The book promises to promote relevant, engaging discussion as we think about how faith, reason, and vocation fit together at Dartmouth and beyond.
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Seminar for Freshmen
Led by Lindsay Whaley, Interim Vice Provost and Professor of Classics & Linguistics
TAs: Jess Tong ’17 and Steffen Eriksen ’17
Tuesdays, 7-8:30pm, 10/7 – 10/28
College freshmen are faced with a maze of decisions, from which classes to take, to which activities to join, to which friends to spend time with. Author Stephen Covey reminds us that successful people begin with the end in mind. So is there an ultimate goal in going to college? How should that shape our decisions? Should our religious beliefs be part of our education, or something to keep distinct? In this four-week introductory class for first-year students, we will discuss the nature of a liberal arts education, the relationship between faith, reason, and vocation, and how the Christian faith informs our vision for learning.
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