Think about life’s big questions and find out if they even have answers! From practical real-life ethical quandaries to more hypothetical discussions about general existence, this course will cover every and all topics concerned with human existence, While pondering the meaning of life, students will explore music, videos, science experiments and readings that not only boggle the mind but encourage students to think in new ways about the world and the place of humans in it. This course will explore such topics as: Why do we learn? What is it to be a person? Is there such a thing as right and wrong? Why is philosophy important? and Where does philosophy fit in the real world?
Your Educator – Charlie Wu
Charlie has been in love with life and learning since 2004, when a very special teacher in his grade 3 class introduced him to the works of Roald Dahl upon noticing that he did’?t like books very much. After that moment, Charlie’s life changed in trajectory. He became fascinated with almost every subject at school, especially English. Later on, he would graduate from UBC with a double degree in Psychology and English Literature, all the while still being in love with life and learning. He has been teaching for over 5 years, and much of what he knows to be important in the world he has learned from children. His favorite things to discuss include theoretical psychology, poetry, and the history of science. If you ask Charlie what his favorite book is, he would probably give you a different answer every time. In the past, the answers have included Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance, Norwegian Wood, and Frankenstein: The Modern Prometheus. Ultimately, Charlie looks forward to teaching and learning about anything and everything at BrainBoost.
How much does it cost?
(mid-term enrollment offered at a pro-rated price)
When is it?
Mondays 3:15 pm-4:00 pm
What are the dates?
September 12th- June 12th
(This class is offered with anytime entry throughout the year)
What ages is it appropriate for?
What credits can be earned?