This course is devoted to an influential, philosophical and cultural movement that gained traction in the 19th century and boomed in the 20th century. Widely referred to as existentialism, this movement explores themes central to human experience and intensified by life in the modern world. These themes are central to the human experience because they are integral for understanding who we are as participants in human condition and who, as individuals, we might become. These themes include freedom, responsibility, absurdity, alienation, joy, suffering, death, and faith. This journey into the existentialist movement will involve theoretical texts, literary texts and films.