Wilfrid Laurier University Undergraduate Academic Calendar - 2011/2012
Canadian Excellence

GS305
The Individualized World
0.5 Credit

This course considers the notion of the "Individual" as a modern problem. It examines when and how individual identities emerged in the west, and how these contrast with more corporate identities found elsewhere. Special attention will be given to the individual and the modern search for work, meaning and morality (personal and corporate). Students will be encouraged to evaluate the impact of this unique worldview on the west itself, as well as what the triumph of "individualism" has meant for the world as a whole. Sources to be considered range from contemporary movies to ancient texts.

Additional Course Information
Prerequisites
At least 1.0 credit in 200 level GS courses, or permission of the instructor.