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AQ-50290-10Education Programs: Enduring Questions: Pilot Course GrantsElon UniversityNEH Enduring Questions Course on Pride, Humility, and the Good Life6/1/2010 - 12/31/2011$24,965.00ShawnR.Tucker   Elon UniversityElonNC27244-9423USA2010Interdisciplinary Studies, GeneralEnduring Questions: Pilot Course GrantsEducation Programs249650249650

The development of an upper-level seminar with readings in Homer, Lao Tzu, C.S. Lewis, Ralph Ellison, and others.

This Enduring Questions course addresses the difficult and even paradoxical questions about Pride, Humility, and the Good Life. In this course students explore examples of pride and humility in classical and contemporary works from writers like Homer, Sophocles, Virgil, Shakespeare, Ralph Ellison, and Arthur Miller. Students use the insights of thinkers like Lao Tzu, Machiavelli, Nietzsche, C.S. Lewis, and Martin Buber to better understand pride and humility in these works. This course's critical examination opens up difficult yet very rewarding questions about what it means to be proud, what it means to be humble, how one can most effectively interact with others, and, finally, what it means to live a good life.