LS C120T / German C25
Ideas of Education: From Goethe to Dear White People
Arts and Literature
2024 Spring | TU, TH 12:30 pm – 2:00 pm | Class # 31070 and 31076
What is the purpose of education? Should the university prepare students for different careers, or emphasize the pursuit of knowledge for its own sake? Is knowledge a value in itself? This course explores these questions, among others, while concentrating on the German idea of Bildung. It introduces students to the classic idea of education and self-formation by reading a wide range of texts from philosophy, intellectual history, and literature. The course also traces how the idea of self-formation informs contemporary literary works and film. Emphasis will be on issues of class, race, and gender.
- Spring 2024
- Spring 2021