Originated by: Dr Felicia Rivera Megret
Courage (also called bravery or valour) is the choice and willingness to confront pain, danger, uncertainty, or intimidation. Physical courage is bravery in the face of physical pain, hardship, death or threat of death, while moral courage is the ability to act rightly in the face of popular opposition, shame scandal discouragement, or personal loss.
In the Western tradition, notable thoughts on courage have come from philosophers, Socrates, Plato, Aristotle, Aquinas, and Kierkegaard. In the Eastern tradition, thoughts on courage were offered by the Tao Te Ching. More recently, courage has been explored by the discipline of psychology
This module looks at what courage looks like for students, provides the opportunity for exploring acts of courage, class discussion on what a courageous decision might be, and personal reflection on how students can observe courage in others.