What, in Zeus's name, is a "human event" class? Is is like a '60s "happening?"
No. It's a Western literature/philosophy course in seminar form. We read a broad variety of the classics of Western literature, from Classical Antiquity down to the present, discuss our thoughts in class, and write argumentative papers on a particular work of our choice. Because of the time limits, however, we do not read all the works in their entirety. Only a few--most of them fiction--are read in their entirety. The professor selects which works (or passages thereof) we read, so the experience is highly dependent on the professor's selections. Thankfully, my professor selected a lot of works by philosophers of Ancient Greece, the Age of Reason and the Enlightenment, and only a relatively few works by Romantic, postmodern and Eastern philosophers. (He admitted that his favorite philosopher is Nietzsche, and the influence is sometimes palpable. )