Dozent/in Dr. Jonathan Keir /Prof. Dr. Claus Dierksmeier Veranstaltungsart Seminar, Masterveranstaltung SWS 2 Sprache Englisch Wochentag/Uhrzeit ab 25.10.17, Mittwochs 14-16 Uhr c.t. Ort Weltethos-Institut, Hintere Grabenstraße 26, 72070 Tübingen Voraussetzungen/ Zielgruppe Masterstudents, Bachelorstudents from 5th semester or above Leistungsnachweis /Prüfungsform ECTS-Credits Presentation, Paper up to 6 ECTS Anmeldung To register, please send an email including your name, date of birth, place of birth, student number and address to Jonathan Keir, firstname.lastname@example.org. Please also indicate your major concentration and how many semesters of study you have completed. Anmeldefrist 18. Oktober 2017 Max. Teilnehmerzahl 20 Literaturangaben John Armstrong, In Search of Civilisation: Remaking a Tarnished Idea, (Graywolf Press, 2011).Hans Küng, What I Believe (Continuum, 2010).Kronman, Anthony T., Education’s End: Why Our Colleges and Universities Have Given Up on the Meaning of Life, (Yale University Press, 2007). Beschreibung This course explores different conceptions of the role of the university, and of higher learning in general, in society. The character-based models of classical antiquity and the Middle Ages, as well as those of non-Western traditions (Islamic, Confucian etc.) will be contrasted with the more modern, vocational and technology-focused training programs which characterise 21st-century higher educational life. Debates about the proper content of a 21st-century university education and the proper role of the contemporary university in public life will be foregrounded by discussions of the past, present and future of Hans Küng’s ‘World Ethos’ project.