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Nice For What?

Does goodness still matter?
This is a 4-week virtual class using the Zoom platform.

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About this class

Nice for What Does goodness still matter? Who would notice selfless acts of kindness in a world grown cynical? In this class, we will use Dostoevsky and Kurosawa to examine these questions about goodness today. We will read excerpts from the book and watch scenes from the movie to appreciate the Russian and Japanese Christ figures of Price Myshkin and Kinji. No previous experience with the book or movie required.

This is a 4-week virtual class using the Zoom platform.  Wednesdays: April 6, 13, 20, 27, 7-8:30 pm CST

Serge Danielson-Francois. Serge teaches Humanities at Academy of the Sacred Heart. He is a public intellectual who leverages classical Western philosophy to advance contemporary conversations about issues of conscience. Serge earned his degree in History (B.A.) from Swarthmore, in Information Resources and Library Science (MA) from the University of Arizona and in Educational Technology (MS) with a concentration in Training and Performance Improvement from Lawrence Technological University.

HND Value Statement

Any views, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed in this {article, book, exhibition, film, program, database, report, Web resource}, do not necessarily represent those of the National Endowment for the Humanities or Humanities North Dakota.

However, in an increasingly polarized world, we at Humanities North Dakota believe that being open-minded is necessary to thinking critically and rationally.

Therefore, our programs and classes reflect our own open-mindedness in the inquiry, seeking, and acquiring of scholars to speak at our events and teach classes for our Public University.

To that end, we encourage our participants to join us in stepping outside our comfort zones and considering other perspectives and ideas by being open-minded while attending HND events featuring scholars who hold a variety of opinions, some being opposite of our own held beliefs.

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