Our Teaching

As part of the Purpose, Agency and Field Theory project, Dan McShea and Gunnar Babcock have brought conversations about purpose into classrooms at Duke.

McShea and Babcock designed a course called “Life’s Purpose,” which they taught to a group of undergraduate and graduate students from various disciplines across Duke in fall 2023. You can find the syllabus and schedule for that course below.

In fall 2024, McShea and Babcock will teach “Life’s Purpose” to a group of Duke sophomores through the Transformative Ideas program.

Check back soon for more information about the courses.