Senior Humanities Seminar
We read a wide variety of sources including stories, essays, memoirs, spiritual writing, and selections from popular works of non-fiction. In Unit 1, we explore “the life of the mind,” reading works on four themes: learning, imagination, writing, and contemplation. In Unit 2, we turn our attention to the practical life and ask directly what it means to “live well.” Here we focus on five themes: “the good life,” happiness, love, loss, and death. In Unit 3, moving deeper into our engagement with the world and with others, we ask what it means to “live together,” focusing on the themes of nature, struggle, race, and community. Readings includes selections from Ursula Le Guin, Stephen King, Richard Rohr, Jonathan Haidt, bell hooks, Harold Kushner, Annie Dillard, Martin Luther King, Jr., Malcolm X, Michelle Alexander, Robert Reich, Arthur C. Brooks, and others.