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Character and the Moral Life

This course examines the relationship between morality, happiness and the good life by focusing on the qualities of character that are necessary for human flourishing, especially the virtues. Special attention is given to the cardinal virtues of prudence, justice, temperance and fortitude, as well as the theological virtues of faith, hope and charity. The second half of the course explores the seven capital vices that are most detrimental to human well-being: envy, vainglory, sloth, greed, anger, gluttony and lust. Prerequisite: THRS 117.

Advanced Core Curriculum Designation: CI
Grade Basis: Letter Grade
Credits: 4.0