Search Criteria


Key Word Search by:

Organization Type

State or Jurisdiction

Congressional District


Division or Office

Grants to:

Date Range Start

Date Range End

  • Special Searches

    Product Type

    Media Coverage Type


Search Results

Grant number like: AQ-50803-13

Permalink for this Search

Page size:
 1 items in 1 pages
Award Number Grant ProgramAward RecipientProject TitleAward PeriodApproved Award Total
Page size:
 1 items in 1 pages
AQ-50803-13Education Programs: Enduring Questions: Pilot Course GrantsSuffolk UniversityNEH Enduring Questions Course on "What Is the Meaning of Life?"5/1/2013 - 7/31/2015$24,953.00Evgenia Cherkasova   Suffolk UniversityBostonMA02108-2770USA2013Interdisciplinary Studies, GeneralEnduring Questions: Pilot Course GrantsEducation Programs24953024951.980

The development of a first-year seminar to explore the question, What is the meaning of life?

The proposed Seminar for Freshmen "What is the meaning of Life?" offers a cross-cultural, interdisciplinary exploration of the questions related to life-meaning through philosophical and religious texts, art, fiction, poetry, autobiography, and psychological studies. The course is divided into three units: 1) A Life Worth Living: Humanity's Ideals focuses on the ancient and modern visions of human flourishing; 2) Threats to Meaning: Humanity's Discontents, discusses the disillusionments leading to the loss of meaning; 3) Recovery of Meaning: Crises and Hopes, presents possibilities of self-discovery and growth as a result of a major crisis. The course will be open to all majors and will draw from intellectual, artistic, and religious traditions of Europe, Asia, and America.