THE CRISIS OF MEANING IN THE 21ST CENTURY
Credit points: 15
In this subject we address one of the big subjects of our time. Many in the West today feel confronted by a crisis of meaning, wondering what they should do with their lives, and why. They seek metaphysical answers. On the one hand, traditional religious institutions have become irrelevant to most; on the other, much modern activity displays a kind of secular religious quest. We will examine the social and cultural climate in the West that has produced a prevailing sense of rootlessness, futility and disenchantment, and go on to explore some of the domains in which 're-enchantment' is being sought. We will focus on works of literature, art and film which seek to understand the nature of individual being, and the truths that may illuminate it.
FacultyFaculty of Humanities & Social Sciences
Subject Co-ordinatorJohn Carroll
Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes
Subject year levelYear Level 2 - UG
Prerequisites 15 credit points of 1st year English or HUS1PWR
Incompatible subjects ENG3CRM, SOC2CRM, SOC3CRM
|Resource Type||Title||Resource Requirement||Author and Year||Publisher|
|Readings||Lady Chatterley's Lover||Prescribed||Lawrence D. H.,||N/A|
|Readings||Subject reader available from the Bookshop||Prescribed||English||N/A|
|Readings||The Great Gatsby||Prescribed||F.Scott Fitzgerald||PENGUIN EDITION|
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Melbourne, 2014, Semester 1, Day
Maximum enrolment sizeN/A
Subject Instance Co-ordinatorJohn Carroll
One 2.0 hours lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via blended.
One 1.0 hours tutorial per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via blended.
|One 2000 word essay||50|
|One 2000 word essay in lieu of examination||50|