May 21, 2024  
2022-2023 University Bulletin 
    
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HNSM 465 - Against Our Will

3 Credit Hours
With great suffering, we are often told, comes deep wisdom.  However, the human response to tragedy can range from vengeance to mercy, retaliation to forgiveness - especially among those who wield great power.  Reading the Oresteia of Aeschylus, the Book of Job, Shakespeare’s King Lear, and Morrison’s Beloved - along with speeches by figures such as Martin Luther King, Jr., and Robert F. Kennedy - we will consider responses to injustice and betrayal; we will also explore the nature of power in determining our concept of wisdom.  

Prerequisite(s): Honors program students only.



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