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Summer Faculty Spotlight: Erik Liddell

Erik Liddell

Summer Course:  HUM 124 Humanities/Search for Meaning

How might students benefit from taking summer courses? 
Humanities and the Search for Meaning opens up a world of culture, storytelling, the arts, philosophy and spirituality and more, using a great text called "The Art of Being Human" which not only contains fascinating content but also helps students to understand how to apply the lessons of culture to their own lives and to the contemporary world. Whatever your major is, you will enjoy this course and become more well-rounded as a human being through this course. The humanities are everyone's birthright and heritage -- this course helps you to better appreciate the richness of how human cultures have always searched and continue to search for meaning in order to live good and productive lives.

What advice would you give to a summer student taking your class? 
Throw yourself into it! This course material is intrinsically rewarding as well as practically beneficial. We study myth, art, poetry, music and more, and we look at cultural expressions in relation to big themes such as heroism, love, nature, morality, freedom and happiness. In this class, you will gain directly from the material as well as from interaction with other students in discussion. The more you put in, the more you get out!

What is your favorite summer activity? 
Hiking and birdwatching!

Published on November 12, 2021

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