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MALS Sample Class: Alienation and Self-Identity


09 Nov 6:30-8:30pm

Join us to sample a class from our Master of Arts in Liberal Studies program and experience what this degree has to offer you.

LSHV-367: Alienation and Self-Identity
Georgetown University Main Campus, New North Room 107

Course Description:
In the last two hundred years, Europeans and Americans have frequently used the notion of alienation in conceiving of themselves. In fact, we might characterize these two centuries as a time in which, paradoxically enough, humans’ identity has been integrally linked with being, in some sense, ‘strange.’ The course will attempt to make sense of the many links and tensions between alienation and self-identity -- or strangeness and the self -- by examining strong voices in the development of the contemporary identity. While we will discuss all of the works in class, primary responsibility for composing a theory of the complex relationship between alienation and identity will rest upon the participants in the course. All written assignments will offer opportunities to articulate and develop those theories, as will class discussion and class presentations. The course will culminate in an examination of the artist Lucas Samaras for his modeling of the strange self.

*Please note that this sample class is reserved for students interested in the Master of Arts in Liberal Studies program. If you are interested in another program at Georgetown School of Continuing Studies, please contact Admissions and we will connect you with a visit opportunity.

Georgetown Main Campus

37th & O Sts, NW , New North Room 107
Washington, District of Columbia 20057

Add to Calendar 2017-11-09 18:30 2017-11-09 20:30 America/New_York MALS Sample Class: Alienation and Self-Identity Join us to sample a class from our Master of Arts in Liberal Studies program and experience what this degree has to offer you. LSHV-367: Alienation and Self-Identity Georgetown University Main Campus, New North Room 107 Course Description: In the last two hundred years, Europeans and Americans have frequently used the notion of alienation in conceiving of themselves. In fact, we might characterize these two centuries as a time in which, paradoxically enough, humans’ identity has been integrally linked with being, in some sense, ‘strange.’ The course will attempt to make sense of the many links and tensions between alienation and self-identity -- or strangeness and the self -- by examining strong voices in the development of the contemporary identity. While we will discuss all of the works in class, primary responsibility for composing a theory of the complex relationship between alienation and identity will rest upon the participants in the course. All written assignments will offer opportunities to articulate and develop those theories, as will class discussion and class presentations. The course will culminate in an examination of the artist Lucas Samaras for his modeling of the strange self. *Please note that this sample class is reserved for students interested in the Master of Arts in Liberal Studies program. If you are interested in another program at Georgetown School of Continuing Studies, please contact Admissions and we will connect you with a visit opportunity. Georgetown Main Campus , 37th & O Sts, NW , New North Room 107 Washington, District of Columbia, United States 20057 MM/DD/YYYY