HW12C due 4/2: Community Building

1. Thursday we take a break from the literature of the course and focus on us individually and as a community. In preparation for Thursday’s class you should do the following:

  • Human condition question–craft one question that may be used to catalyze whole group discussion. Ideally, the question will be inspired by one of the themes discussed in class up to this point. Yet, this is not meant to be a discussion of course texts; it is meant to be a discussion of us. This should be a question that you are genuinely interested in exploring with your peers. Sample questions: 1. Do you ever feel like you’re living a life that doesn’t represent who you are or your morals and ideas? If so, how does this make you feel, and how do you react to it? 2. “…there is actually no such thing as atheism. There is no such thing as not worshipping. Everybody worships. The only choice we get is what to worship.” (This is Water, David Foster Wallace) Do you agree or disagree with Wallace?
  • Cross the Line Prompts–craft a minimum of five Cross the Line prompts. Remember, this exercise is an opportunity for us to get to know each other a bit better. Your prompts should reflect thoughtfulness and good intention. Sample prompts: 1. Cross the line if you believe in God. 2. Cross the line if you are proud of yourself. 3. Cross the line if you were raised in a single parent household.
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