What Makes a Life Good?

What Makes a Life Good?

The Alumni Association's Big Questions program provides Notre Dame’s unique perspective on thought-provoking topics. Delivered by Notre Dame faculty and subject matter experts, Big Questions features digital micro-courses with short videos, recommended readings, and discussion topics that will stir questions and conversations among alumni, parents, and friends. The first course in the Big Questions program, What Makes a Life Good?, features content from God and the Good Life, Notre Dame's innovative first philosophy course, designed and developed by Professor Meghan Sullivan and Dr. Paul Blaschko.

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On Thursday, November 21 at 7 p.m. (Eastern Time), Professor Sullivan and Dr. Blaschko will host a free, live session that will be shared virtually to provide course participants with the opportunity to ask questions and engage in conversation.

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Course Description

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Format Length Title Speaker
Video 1 minute Meet the Instructor Meghan Sullivan
Video 5 minutes Lecture 1: What is "The Good"? Meghan Sullivan
Article 1 minute Living The Good Life Paul Blaschko
Video 3 minutes Case Study: Outsourcing Apologies Meghan Sullivan
Video 2 minutes Activity: What Are Your Essential Goods? Paul Blaschko
Article 1 minute Additional Resources
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Format Length Title Speaker
Video 5 minutes Lecture 2: What is Our Purpose? Meghan Sullivan
Article 1 minute What is Character? Paul Blaschko
Video 3 minutes Case Study: Heroic Virtue Meghan Sullivan
Video 2 minutes Activity: Acquiring Virtues Paul Blaschko
Article 1 minute Additional Resources
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Format Length Title Speaker
Video 5 minutes Lecture 3: What Can We Learn from Role Models? Meghan Sullivan
Article 2 minutes Mastering the Art of Living Well Paul Blaschko
Video 3 minutes Case Study: Exemplary Biographies Meghan Sullivan
Video 2 minutes Activity: Interview a Moral Hero Paul Blaschko
Article 1 minute Additional Resources
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Format Length Title Speaker
Video 5 minutes Lecture 4: The Greatest Good Meghan Sullivan
Article 2 minutes What Will Make You Happy? Paul Blaschko
Video 3 minutes Case Study: What is True Happiness? Meghan Sullivan
Video 2 minutes Activity: Making Good Connections Paul Blaschko
Article Congratulations!
Article 1 minute Additional Resources
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