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Philosophy of Love and Sex (CSHU119)   

Love has the power to make us feel extraordinarily happy and utterly devastated. Why? What is love and why does it have this power over us? This course will explore these questions from the perspective of philosophy, which is itself a form of love, specifically, the love of wisdom. Course topics include the following: Can we define love and is there more than one type? Is love a feeling that we “fall into” or a rational choice we make for good or bad reasons? What are the sources of various beliefs about love: religion, myth, cultural tradition, science, personal experience, reasoned consideration? Must sex be related to love? Is sexual desire “natural”? What are the principles of sexual morality? Textbook required. *NOTE: Students wanting to register for a General Education course as part of their certificate or diploma program should make sure to receive formal approval from their Program Coordinator. It should be noted that some general education courses are too close to the vocational specializations of specific programs and are therefore excluded as an option for students. It’s therefore important to receive formal approval before registration.