Jul 13, 2024  
2023-2024 Undergraduate Catalog 
2023-2024 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

PY 288 What it Means to be Human: Character Strengths and Weaknesses

(4 Credits)
This class explores famous characters in plays, movies, theater, musical theater, and opera as case studies in the psychological study of human vices (e.g. envy, gluttony, lust, sloth, greed, pride, anger) and virtues (e.g., empathy, forgiveness, self-control, self-esteem, humility, happiness, hope). Movies will be shown and discussed in class. Grades will be based on discussion, written papers, and a final creative presentation.

Prerequisite: PY 111  or equivalent or permission of instructor.