Early Modern French Culture in Film

Description: Seminar, three hours. Designed for College Honors students. Grounded in Aristotelian-style philosophy found in Martha Nussbaum's Quality of Life and P.M.S. Hacker's Intellectual Powers. Prompted by wide range of philosophical readings and employing Socratic method of asking questions, examination of place in our lives--especially our civic lives--of attention, memory, will, science, prudence, and assessment/creation of self. Like Aristotle's peripatetic version of Plato's Academy, class takes regular walks together, using UCLA and West Los Angeles as Lyceum, engaging in intellectual dialog in historical tradition of exercising both body and mind. P/NP or letter grading.

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