Posts In: Enduring Questions

The Problem of No God

October 31, 2018

How do we create lives with meaning and purpose, regardless of our religious beliefs?

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Existentialism 2.0

October 6, 2017

What does it mean to be responsible for oneself and to others in 2018 and beyond? How should we understand the dynamics of accelerated change at work in the world and a heightened level of stress, anxiety and conflict they produce?

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The Educated Woman’s Paradox: Inequity and Privilege

October 30, 2018

What is the purpose of education? This is the first of many questions that will be examined as we reflect on our educational experience at Georgetown, as well as think about the role of education in our futures. 

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What’s Next? Graduation and Life’s Big Questions

October 25, 2019

Do we work to live, or live to work? Can you prepare yourself for the unexpected? This course will address these questions and many more as you imagine your life beyond the Hilltop. 

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Reason in a Dark Time

October 25, 2019

Headlines are dominated not simply with bad news, but potentially catastrophic news. Given this context, how do we utilize our reason and other capacities to pursue both the good and the good life after graduating college?

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This I (May) Believe

October 31, 2018

Guided by Jesuit values, students examine their identity formation that occured at Georgetown and how it shapes their daily lives.

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Citizenship in a Globalized World

October 31, 2017

This course examines our increasingly interconnected – yet stubbornly fragmented and unequal – world, and asks how we, as global citizens, might conscientiously choose to live and act in it.

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The Forgotten Humanity of Prisoners

October 31, 2017

Fyodor Dostoyevsky famously wrote that “the degree of civilization in a society can be judged by entering its prisons.” This course will prepare a select group of Georgetown seniors for life after graduation by exposing them to this forgotten and ignored element of our humanity.

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Flourishing in the Future

November 14, 2017

To what degree do we have agency in our lives? How can we thrive in our post graduate lives? Within the last ten years researchers have discovered game changing information about how the body and mind function. With this knowledge we can steer ourselves to flourishing.

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