Undergraduate Catalog 2016-2017

PHIL 4610 Confucianism & Daoism

Prerequisite: PHIL 2010. This course will explore the authentic meanings of Confucianism and Daoism as well as their significance for modern life. We will study some most representative treatises on and translations of Confucian and Daoist classics. The aim of the course is to familiarize students with historical and philosophical facts about these schools of thinking and to help student to develop and in-depth understanding of selected texts from each of these schools. At the same time, the course aims to prepare students for the skills of critical thinking in the encountering of different cultural and value systems.