PHRL 11200 World Religion: The Meaning of Life

GE-Human Culture: Religion/Human Diversity Most people believe there is purpose to life, but are not able to articulate a specific significance for their own existence. The human search for purpose or meaning may be the primary force in life. Internal conflict stems from one’s confrontation with the challenges of life itself. These include the difficulty of discovering one’s purpose, the challenge and responsibility of free choice, the stress of individual isolation, and the inevitability of death. This course will look at the world’s historical as well as current religious, social, and existential ways of offering meaning or purpose for an individual. Not open to students with credit in PHRL 11600.