INTRODUCTION to PHILOSOPHY             

 Check here for announcements pertinent to the class while the class is in progress.

ANNOUNCEMENT 12-4-17 to 12-10-17 Module 7

ANNOUNCEMENT 11-13-17 to 12-3-17 Module 6

ANNOUNCEMENT 11-6-17 to 11-12-17 Module 5B

AANNOUNCEMENT 10-30-17 to 11-5-17 Module 5A

ANNOUNCEMENT 10-23-17 to 10-29-17

 

ANNOUNCEMENT 10-16-17 to 10-22-17 Module 4B

ANNOUNCEMENT 10-9-17 to 10-15-17 Module 4A

FINDING your GRADES PHIL101FNT1

FINDING your GRADES PHIL101FNT2  your   grade is posted on " Grades " page.  Find those grades by going to the course menu or the left column and then click on "Grades"  Your grades are listed on the row with your CUNYFirst ID # on the left column.

ANNOUNCEMENT 9-18-17 to 9-25-17 Module 3

ANNOUNCEMENT 8-29-17 to 9-17-17 Module 2

ANNOUNCEMENT 8-29-17 to 9-3-17 Module 1

FINDING your GRADES PHIL101FNT1

FINDING your GRADES PHIL101FNT2  your   grade is posted on " Grades " page.  Find those grades by going to the course menu or the left column and then click on "Grades"  Your grades are listed on the row with your CUNYFirst ID # on the left column.

ANNOUNCEMENT 8-25-17 to 8-28-17 Orientation

ANNOUNCEMENT 8-25-17    Welcome!

Prepare for one heck of an experience.

Intense and rapid!!

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!!!!

SUMMER SESSION is 7 weeks and 20-26 hours/week

Explore new perspectives!

Expect challenges to your cherished beliefs!

A Survivor Course!

1. Communication with the instructor

The first place to ask the instructor a question about the class is in the QUESTIONS and SUGGESTIONS for the PROFESSOR FORUM of the DISCUSSION BOARD

If you need to communicate a private matter to the professor then use the email address. ppecorino@qcc.cuny.edu

Follow this format in the subject line of your email:

First Name Last Name  PHI 101 section# and then choose one of the following "HELP" or "Question" or "Assignment#  "  when sending the assignment.

Do not send attachments as assignments. Copy and paste the text from the word processor to the message window of the email

MANDATORY Email  PRACTICE re  Academic Integrity Statement and Policy  

****NO GRADES WILL BE GIVEN TO STUDENTS WHO DO NOT AGREE TO ABIDE BY THE ACADEMIC INTEGRITY POLICY of the COLLEGE. ***********

Prepare a word processed document with a paraphrase of what you read about Academic Integrity Statement and Policy  at your college and send it through Email  to your instructor.  You must use the CUNY email address supplied by this college!!!!!!

1. Paraphrase of the
Academic Integrity Statement and Policy

2. the statement:

I, ____________,have read and understand the Academic Integrity Policy for this course and agree to abide by it.

Save your word processed file (document) as a WORD or a  DOC or TXT file. Then send the EMAIL  to  ppecorino@qcc.cuny.edu   Do not send attachments!!!   Copy and paste your text from the word processor directly into the message window of the email. 

FINDING your GRADES

Your grade is posted on " Grades " page.  Find those grades by going to the course menu or the left column and then click on "Grades"  Your grades are listed on the row with your CUNYFirst ID # on the left column.

INSTRUCTIONS FOR EMAIL

As a CUNY student You must use the CUNY email address supplied by this college!!!!!!  Each and every registered student has an email account.

2. Participation in discussions is very very important.  You should enter the discussion board three times each week:  at the beginning middle and end of the week.  Discussions close on Sunday night.  Each person should participate in each forum.  Answer questions and post your own thread related to the topic. BE SURE TO RESPOND TO ALL QUESTIONS and REQUESTS POSED TO YOU.

3. LEARNING COMMUNITY

We are looking to develop a learning community in this class where people assist one another.  Ask one another for help in the STUDENT CAFE.  Ask one another questions about the topics within the discussion forums.

You may post a draft of your written assignment in the STUDENT CAFE and ask for feedback from others on it.  They can proof read and comment on it.  You should then revise it before submitting to the instructor.

REMINDER:    There is no required textbook for you to buy.

REQUIRED TEXTS:   NONE !    The  required text with ALL REQUIRED READINGS is on a website and the url is:              INTRODUCTION TO PHILOSOPHY_TEXT

There are 2 suggested textbooks that are in print editions.  These are only SUGGESTED-not required to buy them.   Suggested Textbooks: For those who want more than the free online e-textbook! For those who want printed paper texts! You will be reading Dialogues by Plato: ION, APOLOGY, CRITO, PHAEDO, REPUBLIC, SYMPOSIUM   They are in Great Dialogues of Plato by Plato, W. H. D. Rouse (Translator)   BUT REMEMBER that these are provided in the online textbook for free. They are also available for FREE ONLINE accessed through the ONLINE TEXTBOOK through Links marked by READ .
There is a second suggested, optional, and NOT required book Philosophical Traditions:   A Text with Readings` by Louis P. Pojman  or any other general Introduction to Philosophy textbook

Whatever your reasons for taking this class online -and most of you appear to have good reasons- you must remember that this mode of instruction will DEMAND that you work on a weekly basis and be consistent.  Online classes are not easier than traditional classes and they are really for people with good reasons for taking them and a mature attitude and sense of responsibility that will enable them to apply themselves regularly and succeed.

Research in Philosophy on the Internet.
Research in Philosophy on the Internet.
click HERE for Free tutorial on doing research in Philosophy on the Internet.

BB Assistance and the HELP DESK

SPS HELP for all Student Services

SPS  HELP DESK

QCC  HELP 

CUNY WRITE SITE
There is assistance available for your writing. CUNY has an online site. The WriteSite is available free from any internet-connected computer anywhere in the world. Point your internet browser to:

There is more information on this under Course Information Documents-Assistance with Written Assignments.

Disabilities

Any student who feels that he or she may need an accommodation based upon the impact of a disability should contact me privately to discuss his/her specific needs. Please contact the office of Services for Students with Disabilities in Science Building, Room S-132, 718-631-6257 to coordinate reasonable accommodations for students with documented disabilities. You can visit the Services for Students with Disabilities website by clicking on the link:

 

GRADES

Grades will be posted after Modules 1--2, perhaps sooner,  and there are PROJECTED FINAL GRADES to answer the PROJECTED GRADE=  This means the grade you would receive if you were to continue at your current rate of participation and achievement. If you are not satisfied with that grade and want to improve on it then you need to improve on your performance.  If it is not clear to you what needs improvement contact your instructor and ask for clarification and advice. Explanation of grades and grading is just below the grade table.

FINDING your GRADES

Your grade is posted on " Grades " page.  Find those grades by going to the course menu or the left column and then click on "Grades"  Your grades are listed on the row with your CUNYFirst ID # on the left column.

On Netiquette

QCC  see the module and take the review quiz here.

SPS    NETIQUETTE HANDBOOK

Postings to Discussion Board
Postings to Discussion Board
Please follow these Terms of Service or Conditions for Use:
No sloppy postings, please use a spell check and then copy and paste into the discussion box
No inflammatory messages, count to 10 before posting, No (masked) vulgarity,
No trolling
No spamming,
No mentioning of pink elephants, etc
YES, be polite
Yes, be helpful
Yes, copy and paste materials into your posts to support your positions
Yes, ask questions of your classmates
Yes, point out inconsistencies, contradictions and vagueness
Yes, respond to those you respond to you
acceptable posting language.
No spelling short cuts or emoticons,
No lower case "i" in referring to oneself.
No sentence fragments and sentences that begin without an upper-case letter.

GRADES are posted after  Modules 1--2  and there are PROJECTED FINAL GRADES to answer the question "How well am I doing?"

PROJECTED GRADE=  This means the grade you would receive if you were to continue at your current rate of participation and achievement. If you are not satisfied with that grade and want to improve on it then you need to improve on your performance.  If it is not clear to you what needs improvement contact your instructor and ask for clarification and advice. Explanation of grades and grading is just below the grade table.

    FINDING your GRADES

    Your grade is posted on " Grades " page.  Find those grades by going to the course menu or the left column and then click on "Grades"  Your grades are listed on the row with your CUNYFirst ID # on the left column.

  • Now go back to course, click grade button and look for your ID number on the left column.