An introductory course on the postmodern world with the scientific, urban and secular revolutions. It deals with the demands of a changing world and decisions to renew our social context. Rational objective: To ground the 20th Century revolutions of common sense, common style and common symbol. Existential aim: To cultivate people trained to effectively renew society.
CSI Course Manual, November 1973
Scientific Revolution – Common Sense
Urban Revolution – Common Style
Securlar Revolution – Common Mood
A study of cultural wisdom about understanding individual human beings. The science of psychology is examined in its biological, social and rational schools alongside the impressionism, expressionism and existentialism of the arts. Rational Objective: To articulate the basic drives of human beings, their limitations and the possibility of creating images that affirm the human struggle. Existential Aim: To embrace neurotic patterns as a part of human living and to offer oneself as creative service to society.
A study of cultural wisdom pertaining to the social dynamics in the human community. The science of sociology – involving the economic, political and cultural aspects of society – is discussed in light of objective, rational and existential developments of history. Rational Objective: To understand cultural anthropology’s task, its methods and its implications.Existential Aim: To begin to grapple self-consciously with the non-rational and irrational aspects of our own and other cultures.
An analysis of the marriage covenant, family structures and the image of the family as mission. Through workshops, models are created for the roles of the sexes, the budgeting of life expenditure, and the symbolic relationship of the generations. Rational Objective: To understand the meaning of covenant and to offer practical images and methods for the economic, political and cultural dynamics of the missional family. Existential Aim: To elicit the decision to recreate and restructure covenant and style in order to sustain a unified family.
An analysis of the structures of the inner city, suburbs and rural communities as segments of the metropolitan world. Model- building methodologies are used to grasp a vision for local reformulation. Rational Objective: To expose the shallowness of the symbols people live out of and the depth problem as a state of spiritual vacuum. Rational objective: to expose the shallowness of the symbols people live out of in the depth problem as a state of spiritual vacuum. Existential Aim: to experience oneself is participating in symbols that require comprehensiveness, inclusiveness and death. to experience oneself as participating in symbols that require comprehensiveness, inclusiveness and depth.
An analysis of the economic, political and cultural situations around the globe. Problems, goals and strategies for the future world are brought together in the creation of models for a responsible citizenry. Rational Objective: To bring the global grid to consciousness and enable its use as an interpretive screen for current affairs. Existential Aim: To experience the limitations of parochialism and romanticism and to assume responsibility for the future of the planet.
A study of the cultural wisdom regarding the comprehensive grasp of human existence. The natural science of biology, physics and mathematics are placed in relationship your pulses present and analytical, existential and medical built The natural science of biology, physics and mathematics are placed in relation to the approaches present in analytical, existential and metabilt philosophies. Rational Objective: To grasp that the relational unity of the macrocosm and the microcosm releases an understanding of metabilt unity. Existential Aim: To be served by the wonder of the physical universe and the human being and to assume responsibility for ordering continued through our own existence. two bases by the wonder of the physical universe and the human being and to assume responsibility for ordering continuing thinkig through our own existence.