Weltethos Institut
Academics Teaching Winter Term 2017/18 Seminar: For the Love of Learning: The World Ethos Project and the Meaning of a University Education

Seminar: For the Love of Learning: The World Ethos Project and the Meaning of a University Education

Dozent/in

Dr. Jonathan Keir /
Prof. Dr. Claus Dierksmeier

 

Veranstaltungsart

Seminar, Masterveranstaltung

SWS

2

Sprache

Englisch

Wochentag/Uhrzeit

ab 25.10.17, Mittwochs 14-16 Uhr c.t.

Ort

Weltethos-Institut, Hintere Grabenstraße 26, 72070 Tübingen

Voraussetzungen/ Zielgruppe

Masterstudents, Bachelorstudents from 5th semester or above

Leistungsnachweis /Prüfungsform

ECTS-Credits

Presentation, Paper

up to 6 ECTS

 

Anmeldung

To register, please send an email including your name, date of birth, place of birth, student number and address to Jonathan Keir, keir[at]weltethos-institut.orgPlease also indicate your major concentration and how many semesters of study you have completed.

Anmeldefrist

18. Oktober 2017

Max. Teilnehmerzahl

20

Literaturangaben

John Armstrong, In Search of Civilisation: Remaking a Tarnished Idea, (Graywolf Press, 2011).

Hans Küng, What I Believe (Continuum, 2010).

Kronman, Anthony T., Education's End: Why Our Colleges and Universities Have Given Up on the Meaning of Life, (Yale University Press, 2007).

Beschreibung

This course explores different conceptions of the role of the university, and of higher learning in general, in society. The character-based models of classical antiquity and the Middle Ages, as well as those of non-Western traditions (Islamic, Confucian etc.) will be contrasted with the more modern, vocational and technology-focused training programs which characterise 21st-century higher educational life. Debates about the proper content of a 21st-century university education and the proper role of the contemporary university in public life will be foregrounded by discussions of the past, present and future of Hans Küng’s ‘World Ethos’ project.