The Individualized World
- Lecture/Discussion: 3
This course considers the notion of the "Individual" as a modern problem. It examines when and how individual identities emerged in the west, and how these contrast with more corporate identities found elsewhere. Special attention will be given to the individual and the modern search for work, meaning and morality (personal and corporate). Students will be encouraged to evaluate the impact of this unique worldview on the west itself, as well as what the triumph of "individualism" has meant for the world as a whole. Sources to be considered range from contemporary movies to ancient texts.
- 1.0 credit in 200 level GS courses, or permission of the department.