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HUM2303 – A Conceptual Mingling, Love and Sex pdf

Credits: 3 (3/0/0)
Description: Meets Goal Areas 2 and 6. This course will introduce a methodological approach to topics that most people seem inclined to emote, rather than reason, about love and sex. Our goal will be to demystify these subjects by critically examining the ideology that surrounds them. Conceptual, ethical, psychological and social dimensions of these subjects will be explored. A possible place to start is with a definition of the term "love." From this definition we'd want to determine if the term "love" entails or implies other concepts, or if those relations are connotative terms dependent upon the intended use of the term. Other questions might revolve around whether or not love is inherently irrational or conditional.
Prerequisites: (None)
Corequisites: (None)
  1. Explore the moral and cultural context that we most often encounter and develop interpersonal relations.
  2. Compare and critique, at the cultural and moral levels, the implications of various behaviors as it relates to love and sex.
  3. Construct informed and relevant arguments that can clearly distinguish the multiple facets of interpersonal relations and how they affect our notions of sex and love.
  4. Generate and formulate positions regarding recurring themes covered in the texts and in class.
  5. Examine the conceptual problems that may arise due to real or perceived differences in status and gender.
  6. Analyze and articulate the logical and/or emotional connections regarding love, lust, sex and other concepts.
  7. Analyze the necessary and/or sufficient conditions for correctly identifying love.
  8. Assess the theoretical and practical implications that follow from the positions adopted by various theorists about the nature of love and sex.
  9. Identify the implicit cultural and moral presuppositions made by individuals when judging matters of love and sex.
MnTC goal areas:
  • (2) Critical Thinking
  • (6) The Humanities and Fine Arts

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