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Social, Spiritual, and Philosophical Issues
Course Guidelines

In order to qualify as a Social, Spiritual, and Philosophical Issues course, it must

1. explore systems of meaning/values in human societies as a primary learning goal;
2. focus the content of the course on the system(s) of meaning that are recognizable social phenomena (e.g. Islam, Marxism, Aristotelianism, Humanism, empiricism).
3. include assignments
• that use critical methodologies to examine different systems of meaning;
• that use critical methodologies to examine unifying elements of competing systems of meaning;
• that challenge students to analyze their own values, seeing them from new perspectives.

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