OSHR 1375 - A Personal Search for Meaning

  • Noncredit
  • Fort Collins

This course is offered through the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) at Colorado State University. You must be a member of Osher to enroll in this course.

We all struggle, each in our own way, to make sense of our world. The search for meaning is as basic as breathing and eating. Its roots are deeply grounded in our awareness of the human dilemma and the yearning to develop a sense of our core principles.This course is designed to provide a friendly and respectful discussion of the learner’s experiences within the realms of theology, philosophy, and psychology.

The course will survey the history of the interaction of these disciplines and allow for a personal evaluation of the learner’s current viewpoint and discuss the modern status of each. These disciplines have the ability to enhance our world view or become dogmatically fixed. The intersection of theology, philosophy, and psychology is designed to enhance and integrate this exploration of our human search for meaning. It is inclusive of Eastern, Western, male and female contributions to thought.

Reading: Caputo, John D., Philosophy and Theology. ISBN: 0-687-33126-9

Noncredit courses do not produce academic credit nor appear on a Colorado State University academic transcript.