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Love and Other Useless Pursuits
WRCT 304
Fall 2022
Section: 01  
Crosslisting: COL 312

What is love? Is it an emotion? A judgment? A way of coming to know ourselves or others? What is the point of love? Does it have a defined object, a purpose, or an end? Does it have a logic or does it defy logic? What good or evil can it do in the world? "Love and Other Useless Pursuits" is an upper level seminar that approaches these questions through a comparative history of literature, literary theory, and philosophical aesthetics. The authors we read will likely include Plato, Andreas Capellanus, Tullia d'Aragona, Margaret Cavendish, Immanuel Kant, Stendhal, Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, Ralph Waldo Emerson, Marcel Proust, Djuna Barnes, James Baldwin, Simone de Beauvoir, bell hooks, and Lauren Berlant.
Credit: 1 Gen Ed Area Dept: HA WRCT
Course Format: Lecture / DiscussionGrading Mode: Graded
Level: UGRD Prerequisites: None
Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (COL)
Past Enrollment Probability: 90% or above

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