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Course Description

ONLINE: The sublime and the beautiful were introduced as near opposites, historically, the one fearful and the other charming. Today, however, "sublime" and "beautiful" function mostly as “wow" words. You place your dessert order, and your waiter notes the chocolate’s “sublime” taste. Later, telling how you gave the dessert to a homeless person, your friend replies, “That’s so beautiful!” In this course we will navigate between that history and the present, trying to discover what the sublime and the beautiful really are, how they differ and why they are important. It will be a reasoned investigation into their essential characteristics, illustrated with images from art and nature. Our goal is to gain a deeper understanding of the sublime and the beautiful that will illuminate how they contribute to the meaningfulness of our lives. | Lecture + Q&A.

Max enrollment: 200.

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Section Title
The Sublime and the Beautiful: Their Meaning and Importance
Type
Online - Zoom
Days
W
Time
1:30PM to 2:45PM
Dates
Feb 01, 2023 to Mar 22, 2023
Schedule and Location
Contact Hours
10.0
Delivery Options
Virtual Classroom  
Course Fees
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