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NOVELS INTO FILM

Through comparisons and a short study of key film techniques, students learn how to “read” a film.

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Epistemology is a philosophical term meaning “the study of knowledge,” or the question of how we know what we know about the world around us and within us. Our readings include sources...

What does it mean to be a Christian? Why are there so many different Christian groups (including Roman Catholic, Eastern Orthodox, Protestant and dozens more)? Is every group that calls itself...

What is the meaning of life? Does life have any meaning? Is traditional religion still relevant? Is God dead, or how do we live in a world where it appears God is absent? Focusing primarily on the...

This course invites students to an exploration through fiction and personal narrative of the depth and complexity of religious experience in its many forms from traditional belief through...

What tools and practices are needed to go through the world in a more embodied, intentional and present way? How do we focus our attention in a sea of busyness? How do we listen to the emotions,...

Melting polar ice caps, oceans filled with plastic and empty of fish, soon-to-be exhausted fossil fuel sources, the continued scourge of global diseases, increasing disparity between the rich and...

“In the beginning, God created the heavens and the earth. . . .”
 
So begins one of the most influential books in human history. From ancient times until...

Hinduism and Buddhism are having a profound impact on 21st-century culture, through practices such as yoga and meditation; in the study of modern psychology; and in films, television and other...

One of the most popular undergraduate courses at Stanford is entitled “Designing Your Life”— which implies that life, in fact, can be designed or planned out ahead of time. More...

What is really real? How do I know what I know? Do I have free will? What is the good? These and other speculative questions have troubled the Western mind for millennia. This course follows a...