In the coming spring semester, CPR will offer its Mysterium Humanum Studies course for the thirteenth time since the department was created in 1979. This is a public lecture series exploring a theme of enduring importance to the human condition from a variety of academic points of view. The course was conceived when the department was formed, as a way to capitalize on its interdisciplinary character. In previous years we have focused on Justice, Death, Time, God, Imagination, Power, Sex, and Wilderness, among others. Students earn three credits in the course, but it is also free and open to the public.