FIRST YEAR SEMINAR COURSE OFFERING

An Unexamined Life is Not Worth Living

Professor: P. Simonelli

Term: Fall

Year: 2011

Course Code: FY-101-PL50

The Philosophy, Religion, and Interdisciplinary Studies First Year Seminar recognizes the importance of stimulating students’ learning curiosity and giving them a foundation for transition to university life. This course will engage our students: a) with an understanding of Philosophy, Religion, and Interdisciplinary Studies, as a way of life and expression; b) with a variety of topics; and c) by addressing issues related to first-year students: Academic, Ethics, and Transition. Philosophy is the source from which all other disciplines spring. It gives the skills to be successful through critical thinking. It allows students to make sense of their world and enhances proficiency for future careers such as politics, law, banking, business, medicine, science, and others. The philosophical emphasis on such questions as, “Who am I?” “Where do I come from?” “What should I do?” “Where am I going?” etc., train us to live an overall richer, fuller, and more rewarding life.