PHI 101 Introduction to Philosophy SPRING 2015
INTRODUCTION to PHILOSOPHY
BASIC COURSE INFORMATION
Announcement 8-27-15 Welcome
This course is 15 weeks of work and thinking, thinking , thinking. Are you ready! Fun, work, opportunities, work, rewards, work. 9 to 12 hours of work per week!!!!
Explore new perspectives!
Expect challenges to your cherished beliefs!
A Survivor Course!
Attendance: More than two weeks of absences will result in a lower final grade. More than three weeks of absences will result in a final grade of “F”. Repeated late arrivals or early departures will be noted and may result in a lower final grade. There will be 10 points awarded for each class attended: TOTAL 140 points
There will be 9 written assignments. TOTAL 860 points
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Textbook: There is ONLY ONE required and it is FREE.
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It is an Online Textbook NONE to buy! the REQUIRED TEXTBOOK is FREE and on two websites located here:
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some of the basic content in the field of Philosophy:
traditional and current
Issues in Philosophy;
your awareness of and understanding of philosophical issues.
with the main areas
philosophic discourse and be able to state what major schools of thought
there are that have contributed to the ongoing discussion of these issues
Analyze and respond to the comments of other students regarding
OK , here is my very best advice concerning how to approach this course and do well. Read all the introductory materials. Explore this site. Take notes.
Read over the requirements for this course very well.
Get prepared somehow to put in 9-12 hours per week on the course at the computer and reading . 18-24 hours per week in the SUMMER SESSION
Time would be spent reading and writing and lots of thinking , thinking , thinking in between.
Ask questions of the instructor concerning assignments.
Ask questions of the instructor concerning the lessons.
Ask questions of the instructor concerning the key questions.
Ask questions of your fellow students concerning the key questions.
Get your written assignments in on time.
If allowed to revise the written assignments to raise your grade, plan to do so.
Take all topics and questions seriously, but not that seriously. That is to say , you should realize that they are important; important enough to have changed the course of events and helped to shape our social world. But they should not cause you to become overly concerned or worried sick over this.
Have fun! Philosophy is something I must do because it is in my nature to ask questions and attempt to look at things in different ways. It would be very boring if Philosophy was just the same old stuffy and dry questions and ideas. I hope to show you that it is far from that. Philosophy springs from that place deep inside our minds that gets disturbed by uncertainty, contradictions and inconsistencies, paradoxes, ironies, metaphors, sufferings and great joy and magnificent beauty.
So, be prepared to work but prepare to explore and to be challenged and to be entertained a bit as well. In my estimation the hardest part of this course is finding the time. Studies show that lots of people who take online courses do so because of time considerations. So this is a key factor in determining what a student will be able to do and that in turn has direct bearing on how well someone will do in this type of course (nearly any course , for that matter.)
Philosophy on the Internet.