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HUM 528 Philosophical and Political Explorations of Love

Course Description

Love is a hotly contested topic. With strong emotions and our innermost selves at stake, it is a topic we live and grapple to understand. Yet love is not only something we live as individuals. How we understand and experience love is influenced by factors in our environment. Who is allowed to love and express that love and how has this changed over time? What does it mean to love? Is love a noun or a verb? What are the popular assumptions about love and how does this affect relationships? This course is as much an exploration of the societal structures that influence our perceptions of love as it is an invitation for personal exploration and transformation.

Course Details

We will examine topics such as contemporary ethics of love and institutions shaping our understanding of love, including the family, popular culture, education, government, and social movements.

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