Campus Theme: Shapes of Curiosity
Science and Curiosity
SOU's Stevenson Union Room 319
The Center for the Humanities at SOU consolidates the efforts of the departments of art, communication, language, literature, and philosophy, history, music, and theatre to promote the arts and humanities on the SOU campus and in the community.
The Center for the Humanities is the main organizing group for the SOU Campus Theme Activities.
Each year, the Center for the Humanities selects, with the support of other campus groups, a thematic focus for the year and coordinates lectures, courses and other events around that theme.
2017-2018 Campus Theme: Truth
Truth, like love and justice, is a term everyone uses, but is surprisingly difficult to define. Many regard truth as the most challenging as well as exciting and engaging issue humans have contemplated through the ages and in cultures across the globe. From Pontius Pilates’ famous question to Jesus Christ: What is truth? some two thousand years ago to philosophers, artists, poets, scientists, and social and political thinkers, all have attempted to get a handle on this intriguing notion. It is the problem of being clear about what we mean when we say some claim or other is true: Is truth objective or subjective? Is truth a single, unified concept or are there many truths? With the goal of gaining a better understanding of this elusive notion, the SOU Center for the Humanities has selected Truth as our Campus Theme.
2016-17 Shapes of Curiosity
2015-16 Exploring Reality
2012-13, Exploring Happiness
20010-11, On Being Human
2009-10, Tocqueville Imagining America
Arts and Humanities Council
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