The Pursuit of Wisdom | Prescott College

The Pursuit of Wisdom

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What value is a liberal arts education in the 21st century This course suggests that wisdom may be the primary goal of a successful life and that a liberal arts education may be essential to the pursuit of wisdom. In this course we explore four vital components in the pursuit of wisdom: we deepen our self-knowledge, purpose, and lifepath through a series of introspective journaling exercises; we develop a better understanding of the human condition and our own potential through reading and reflecting on Thoreau's Walden and Gandhi's Autobiography; we cultivate personal meaning and connection to others through a self-chosen experiential service project; and we sharpen our ability to think well and to love well through all of the course opportunities. The intention of this course is that we will be inspired to become lifelong learners in pursuit of wisdom.