INSTRUCTOR: Mary Lou Pfeiffer
The Seven Deadly is a course that investigates what appears as a three-letter word “sin,” and its evolution into the list of the 7 deadly [capital/mortal] sins: anger, envy, gluttony, greed (avarice), lust, pride and sloth that are central to moral philosophy and human behavior. The 7 have been examined through art, music and literature for more than 1,500 years, and recently through multimedia and texts. The course explores the complexity of sin and how it affects humanity by offering a background to recognize, define and analyze the 7 deadlies from their historical roots as well as the corresponding virtues that emerged from Eastern and Western societies. Students are required to view films/DVDs throughout the course, read the electronic data, view works of art and listen to music that is posted each sin.