Objectivism upholds productive work as the central activity of a good life. Taking your life seriously requires taking work seriously. In this course, you will learn the principles and attitudes that will guide you in your work, your career, and in the world of business. This course is focused on ideas in action, explored through a series of live discussions with Objectivist businessmen, entrepreneurs, intellectuals, and professionals in various fields. (See extended description below.)
Prerequisites: To enroll in this course students must have completed or be concurrently enrolled in an Objectivism course such as “Objectivism through Ayn Rand’s Fiction” or the “Objectivism Seminar”. These requirements do not apply to auditors.
Auditing is a great choice for students who want to attend live lectures, ask questions, and participate in some discussions, but do not want to submit assignments.
A typical auditor is a busy professional or retiree, who finds our courses enriching and seeks to learn from our faculty as a hobby. You do not need to apply to audit, simply pay the tuition fee and you will be automatically enrolled in the course.
Graded students in this course are expected to attend lectures and discussion sections, and also to submit assignments to the faculty. Assignments will be graded and given feedback.
To enter this course as a graded student, you must be accepted into the graded program of Ayn Rand University and achieve the necessary prerequisites. Your annual tuition covers as many courses as you wish to take. Most accepted students are granted scholarships, which substantially defray their tuition cost.
Objectivism upholds productive work as the central activity of a good life. Taking your life seriously requires taking work seriously. In this course, you will learn concrete skills to help you embark on a successful career and explore the importance and joy of productive work.
Through a series of assignments, students will reflect on where they are in their career and gain clarity on what to do next. For example: What kind of work do you love to do? What challenges confront you at work? What prevents you from finding work you love and building a career?
In live workshop sessions, students have the opportunity to raise their own career issues, questions and challenges. Instructors Don Watkins and Tal Tsfany talk it through with students and share their experiences on finding a worthwhile career.
And during live, in-class interviews, you will hear from a wide range of professionals as they reflect on their own experiences and career paths. And you’ll have the chance to ask them your questions! The interviews are designed to open you up to the vast variety of value creation and the attitudes common to successful individuals regardless of their chosen field.
Come explore the principles and attitudes that will guide you in your work, your career, and in the world of business!
Course Prerequisites and Corequisites
To enroll in this course, you need to have either:
1. Completed an Objectivism course (e.g., Objectivism through Ayn Rand’s Fiction
or an Objectivism Seminar)
2. Or be concurrently enrolled in an Objectivism course
These requirements do not apply to auditors.
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