1) A thesis-driven paper, where you attempt to prove your thesis by means of argumentation, or (2) A primarily research-based paper, where you explore one of the topics touched on in class in greater depth, or (3) A paper where you explore and analyze one or more personal, major life experiences using the concepts of existentialism and connecting that experience to the content of the class.
topics that have been discussed in class. Wartenberg, Chapter 1-8. And Basic Writings of Existentialism, topics (Existentialism, pg. 341-367, Being and Nothingness, pg. 369-390,The Encounter with the Other, pg. 391-409,Kierkegaard: Fear and Trembling, pg. 7-39,The Myth of Sisyphus, pg. 447-460, 489-492, On the Genealogy of Morals, pg. 111-144,De Beauvoir: The Ethics of Ambiguity, pg. 413-436,Invisible Man, pg. 495-505, and Saint Manuel Bueno, Martyr, pg. 257-294)
list of five academic sources that you will use to help you write your paper.
Existentialism, by Thomas E. Wartenberg, Oneworld Publications, 2008. ISBN-13: 978-1851685936
Basic Writings of Existentialism, edited by Gordon Marino, Modern Library, 2004. ISBN-13: 978-0375759895