Freshman / Humanities /

How will I investigate my Self to know who I am? The Who Am I? course is a journey into your Self, your beliefs, origins, fears, and hopes—pursued through philosophical discussions, self-reflections, historical investigations, and diverse field experiences. Specifically, the course challenges your perceptions of Truth, Memory, Doubt, and Belief.

Course Units

  • What do my memories say about who I am?

    In this Unit you will investigate a psychological text to define “individual & collective memory”, interview a person at least 2 generations older than you and, finally, become a “time-machine” to tell a story that transports people to another time & place through different senses.

    Unit Sub Guiding Questions:

    • What is memory?
    • How much of my Self is made of others’ memories?
    • How does memory allow for time-travelling?
  • What do my doubts say about who I am?

    This Unit you will investigate a philosophical and a poetic text to define “doubt”, deconstruct the mechanics of creating questions, interview a religious leader who works with the doubts of others and , finally, create your own guiding question to share with the GCE community in an interactive way.

    Unit Sub Guiding Questions:

    • What is doubt? What is a question? How to write a question?
    • How may someone help others in doubt?
    • What is your guiding question & how may others help you pursue it?
  • What do my dreams say about who I am?

    In this Unit you will investigate a psychological and a poetic text to define “dream”, deconstruct the mechanics of metaphors, interview a person who works with dreams and, finally, create a dream-catcher as a way to analyze & share one of your dreams.

    Unit Sub Guiding Questions:

    • What is a dream? What is a metaphor?
    • How may we find meanings in dreams?
    • What is one dream you caught to investigate and share with others?