of Life and Death
Week 7 (Oct. 4-8)
chess with Death: The quest for meaning in The Seventh Seal.
To be discussed: How do humans respond to the chaos of life? How do humans respond to the advances of Death? Does religious faith end the quest for meaning?
Viewing Assignment: The Seventh Seal (due Oct. 4)
Assignment: Kübler-Ross, “On the Fear of Death”, pp. 15-23
“Attitudes Toward Death and Dying”, pp. 25-49 (CR) (due by class time Wed. Oct. 6)
Analytic essay on Schopenhauer (due Mon., Oct. 4 by 11:59 PM)
Response essay on Lucretius, On the Nature of the Universe (due Mon., Oct. 4 by 11:59 PM)
Activity: Find out about the Peer Mentor Center. (Oct. 6; class will meet in the usual place.)
Skills & Information:
Assignments for week 8:
a question (or set of questions) you hope to answer in your research; develop
a list of keywords for your literature search.
Complete the online SJSU Plagiarism Tutorial (http://tutorials.sjlibrary.org/plagiarism/index.htm)
Analytic essay on Kübler-Ross (due Mon., Oct. 11 by 11:59 PM)
Analytic essay on The Seventh Seal (due Mon., Oct. 11 by 11:59 PM)
Response essay on Schopenhauer (due Mon., Oct. 11 by 11:59 PM)