HNRS 112

What is This Thing Called Love

Prerequisites: First-year Honors Inquiry course and permission of the instructor. A First-year Honors seminar. We explore different forms of love in different times and places, and look at how different disciplines approach the study of love. From the philosophical discourses on love in Plato’s “Symposium,” to the ecstasy of St. Theresa, to the role of love in family life across cultures, and to the global reach of Valentine’s Day, we bring perspectives from anthropology, literary studies, history, philosophy, religion, psychology, and marketing. III.W

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