|(3 cr.) Albert Schweitzer (1875-1965) made significant,
often controversial contributions in several
areas: music, philosophy, religion, medical care,
service to human need, animal rights and
ecological awareness. In 1952 Schweitzer was
awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for his many decades
of humanitarian work at his jungle hospital in
West Africa. In his 80s, he became one of the most
active voices in the struggle against the testing
of nuclear weapons. Because Schweitzer considered
his philosophy to be primarily one of action and
service (My life is my argument) Service
Learning is an important component of the course.
Quinnipiac's Albert Schweitzer Institute offers
students many kinds of projects and activities
reflecting Schweitzer's many areas of involvement.
In this course, students critically explore
Schweitzer's life, thought and work and their
application to some of the moral problems and
cultural and political issues we face today.
Prerequisite: PL 101 or QU 101; Every Year, Spring|