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Preparing the Class of 2015 for the Good Life

Join several faculty heads and upperclass students in a discussion of Peter J. Gomes’ The Good Life: Truths that Last in Times of Need. This book will be required reading of all first-year students in the class of 2015. As a current first-year student, how do you frame Gomes’ positions on happiness, virtues, and leading […]

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Three Matinees

Course Description Theatre aficionados and those students just wanting to try something new will digest theatre in Nashville. Students need to have no prior exposure to or study of theatre but a lively curiosity and willingness to engage in conversation is encouraged. In the discussion period before each production, the professor will provide a short […]

Three Matinees

Course Description Theatre aficionados and those students just wanting to try something new will digest theatre in Nashville. Students need have no prior exposure to or study of theatre but a lively curiosity and willingness to engage in conversation is encouraged. In the discussion period before each event, the professor will provide a short introduction […]

Capoeira: The African-Brazilian Dance of Deception

Capoeira is an African-Brazilian Art form that embodies self-defense, music, culture, and history. For more than 50 years, Capoeira has been taught by Mestres (Masters) across America. Known as the ?Dance of Deception,? Capoeira is a fun interactive way to learn not just a Martial Art but also a way of life. In this course, […]

Power to the People: Community Organizing in Nashville

President Barack Obama got his start with community organizing, which is, in his words, "the art of mobilizing people at the grassroots level to bring about change." This seminar will take a sociological approach to understanding community organizing, with a focus on immigrant groups in Metro Nashville. We will connect with community organizing efforts currently […]

Capoeira: The African-Brazilian Dance of Deception

Capoeira is an African-Brazilian Art form that embodies self -defense, music, culture, and history. For more than 50 years, Capoeira has been taught by Mestres (Masters) across America. Known as the ?Dance of Deception,? Capoeira is a fun interactive way to learn not just a Martial Art but also a way of life. In this […]

The Meaning of Time (and the Possibility of Time Travel)

This one-credit Commons Seminar will pursue the age-old question "What is Time?", and speculate on the question "Is Time Travel to the Past or Future Possible?" These questions embrace philosophy, psychology, and hard science. While bits of philosophy and psychology will be addressed, the emphasis of this course will be on physics at a non-technical […]

Three Matinees

Theatre aficionados and those students just wanting to try something new will digest theatre in Nashville. Students need have no prior exposure to or study of theatre but a lively curiosity and willingness to engage in conversation is encouraged. In the discussion period before each event, the professor will provide a short introduction of the […]