Pop-Up Course in England Brings International Perspective

Pop-Up Course in England Brings International Perspective

An interdisciplinary pop-up course "The Wicked and the Divine" this spring semester gave USD students an international perspective, as it was taught remotely by Beverley Clack, PhD, professor in philosophy of religion at Oxford Brookes University in England, and Robert Lindsey, DPhil, barrister-at-law.

The rich combination of their experience provided the basis for an upper-division course that explored two ideas which have fascinated human beings for centuries: wickedness and the struggle for 'goodness' as embodied in the divine. It provided an opportunity for students to develop an appreciation of these themes from an interdisciplinary perspective.

"Seeing the perspective from England looking at the United States was unique," said one student. When asked if they would recommend an international class to others, students nodded in unison via Zoom video chat. Watch a short video from the pop-up course.

Whether it is through Gillen McKelvie and Wilson Cowles' eponymously titled graphic novel or Terry Pratchett's Good Omens, popular culture reveals a continuing need to grapple with the eternal mystery of wicked and divine in order to better understand just what it means to live well. It may be that in discovering our connections, wherever in the world they may be, we can find a deeper philosophy of what it is to be human.

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