Notes: week 12


In the last two weeks of class, we’ll return to the questions set up at the very beginning of the class. We will have illustrious distinguished UBC colleagues as our guests in class to talk, to answer your questions, and perhaps to suggest some other questions that we could be thinking about. I’ve linked their names below to their department webpages, so you can find out more about each of them.

(The following is subject to change…)



Topics: a comment on the quote below or answers to any of the following questions:

“The function of freedom is to free someone else.” (Toni Morrison)

What is a liberal arts education?

What is a course in the Faculty of Arts?

What does it mean to be a student at a university?

What’s the point of reading?

What’s the point of lifelong learning?

What are the personal, public, social, and cultural purposes of all these things?