RCCORE 100 - First Year Seminar
Section: 009 Nietzsche: Philosopher and Psychologist
Term: FA 2009
Subject: RC Core Courses (RCCORE)
Department: LSA Residential College
Credits:
4
Requirements & Distribution:
FYWR
Consent:
With permission of instructor.
Advisory Prerequisites:
SWC Writing Assessment. Only first-year students, including those with sophomore standing, may pre-register for First-Year Seminars. All others need permission of instructor.
Repeatability:
May not be repeated for credit.
Primary Instructor:

In the history of Western thought and culture, Nietzsche remains one of the most original, courageous and discomforting thinkers. As the father of 19th century nihilism and 20th century existentialism, he proclaimed: "God is dead. We have murdered him," and then proceeded to uncover a vision of existence as purposeless, empty, and incomprehensible. With his corrosive skepticism, he undermined all traditional and unquestioned absolutes and values: bourgeois morality, science and reason, Christianity, democracy, etc.—all viewed as fraudulent attempts to mask a void, a nothingness yawning beneath man's daily life. But Nietzsche not only diagnosed the pathology and decadence of modern civilization, his philosophy also contained a visionary and prophetic impulse designed to lead man beyond the despair, triviality and meaninglessness of contemporary life. A new form of purely secular redemption would be achieved by the self-affirming "individual" driven by the "Will to Power" to create a personal meaning in a meaningless world. Readings: Nietzsche, The Birth of Tragedy, Thus Spake Zarathustra, Beyond Good and Evil, The Anti-Christ, Hitler, My Struggle (Mein Kampf- selections) and other Nazi intellectuals; and the constitution of the United States.

RCCORE 100 - First Year Seminar
Schedule Listing
001 (SEM)
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20291
Open
2
2RC Ugrd
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TuTh 2:00PM - 3:30PM
002 (SEM)
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20293
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2
2RC Ugrd
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MW 4:00PM - 5:30PM
003 (SEM)
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22943
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1
1RC Ugrd
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WF 11:00AM - 1:00PM
004 (SEM)
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25635
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TuTh 3:00PM - 5:00PM
005 (SEM)
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25637
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TuTh 2:00PM - 3:30PM
006 (SEM)
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25639
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TuTh 11:30AM - 1:00PM
M 7:00PM - 9:00PM
007 (SEM)
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25641
Open
1
1RC Ugrd
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TuTh 3:00PM - 4:30PM
008 (SEM)
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25643
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0
 
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TuTh 3:00PM - 4:30PM
009 (SEM)
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25645
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0
 
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TuTh 3:00PM - 4:30PM
010 (SEM)
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25647
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MW 3:00PM - 4:30PM
011 (SEM)
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37073
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0
 
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MW 3:00PM - 4:30PM
012 (SEM)
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31485
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MW 11:00AM - 12:30PM
014 (SEM)
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29191
Open
1
1RC Ugrd
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MW 11:00AM - 12:30PM
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