Comparative Worldviews

Course NameComparative Worldviews
Course CodePHI141
DescriptionEveryone has a perspective on truth, reality, on right and wrong, their own “world and life view.” In this class, we shall be examining what worldviews are and how they work, as well as exploring the major worldviews that have shaped the West from Christian Theism to Existentialism. This class is designed to give the student a chance to reflect on deep issues such as what it means to be human, what the meaning of life is, and how do we know right and wrong, without necessarily having any experience in philosophy.
Learning OutcomesUpon completion of this course, students will be able to:
– To define various terms associated with the worldviews studied;
– To articulate the core beliefs of the various worldviews we study;
– To compare and contrast the core beliefs of the various worldviews.
SchoolSchool of Humanities & Social Sciences
Number of credits (US / ECTS)3 US / 6 ECTS