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Students who do not attend class on or prior to the census date will be administratively dropped. Effective Fall, 2016
Students who wish to withdraw from a course must complete all steps indicated on the Academic Withdrawal Request form by the course withdrawal deadline.
NOTE: Students who are attending Texas institutions of higher education, for the first time fall 2007 and later, may not withdraw from more than six courses during their academic career. This withdrawal limitation does not include dual credit or developmental classes (Senate Bill 1231 Rule 4.10.) For more information on Drop and Withdrawal Policies, please visit the Registrar's Office Web site.
PHIL-1301-004 Introduction to Philosophy
A study of major issues in philosophy and/or the work of major philosophical figures in philosophy. Topics in philosophy may include theories of reality, theories of knowledge, theories of value and their practical applications.
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Students enrolled in an educational program in preparation for obtaining certain occupational licenses are potentially ineligible for such license if the student has been convicted of an offense. For further information, please contact:
You can also contact the Legal Clinic, or the faculty member in charge of the educational program that you seek to enroll in. The further information you will receive will include notification to you of your right to request a criminal history evaluation letter from the licensing authority in order to clarify your particular situation.
(3 sem hrs; 3 lec)
On Campus Course
Your textbooks, a dictionary, pens or pencils, notebook paper or a notebook, and access to a computer to complete assignments and review class materials. Access to film rentals may also be necessary if you cannot attend on the days we view and discuss contemporary movies.
ACCESSING AC CONNECT:
Online communication will be achieved between students and the professor by using AC Connect. It is the student's responsibility to check for email messages and announcements regarding this class by clicking on AC Connect on the Amarillo College home page, and then clicking on the icon identifying this class. You will be able to communicate with both your classmates and professor, check your syllabus, reviews for the examinations, and find your grades posted there.
STUDENT LEARNING OUTCOMES (EXEMPLARY EDUCATIONAL OBJECTIVES):
Student Learning Outcomes are based on the required Core Curriculum Intellectual Competencies, Perspectives and Exemplary Educational Objectives as defined by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board.
Course Student Learning Outcomes: CCIC 1,2,3,4,5 CCP 1,2,5,7,8 EEOSB 1,2,4,5,9,10,12
Upon successful completion of the course, students will:
THE STUDY OF PHILOSOPHY:
Philosophy is an important part to the foundation of a liberal arts education. Courses in philosophy help to provide a deeper understanding of the concepts which have formed human cultures while at the same time helping to develop the students’ skills in critical analysis, their ability to write and interpret texts from all cultures, and to examine the ideas behind theoretical thinking.
SPECIFIC COURSE REQUIREMENTS FOR PHILOSOPHY 1301:
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In order to not interrupt the class, students are asked to mute all cell phones prior to the beginning of each class session unless you have already explained why your cell phone is needed to your instructor. Personal computers are allowed for taking notes and/or looking up materials that will contribute to our class discussion. However, the improper use of cell phones and/or computers will not be tolerated.
Your instructor wants this class to be both interesting and fun, but any form of disruptive classroom behavior will not be tolerated.
STUDENT RIGHTS AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
All students are required to follow the AC Student Rights/Responsibilities Statement (On the internet, go to www.actx.edu and look under the “campus bookmarks”)
COURSE GRADE BREAKDOWN: COURSE GRADING SCALE:
Weekly Quizzes 70% 90-100 A
Discussion 15% 80-89 B
Final Examination 15% 70-79 C
100% 60-69 D
Regular attendance and classroom participation.
COURSE OUTLINE AND CALENDAR:
“Introduction to the Philosophers”
“Introduction to Philosophers”
General Look at the Philosophers
a) Stoicism: Seneca, Marcus Aurelius
b) Epicurianism: Epicurus
c) Skepticism: Rene Descartes and Pyrrho of Elis
7. Film: “Twelve Angry Men,” pgs. 203-206
8. See study guide for quiz #5
9. Quiz #5
“Philosophy of Religion”
POLICY CONCERNING SENSITIVE SUBJECT MATTER:
In the college experience, students encounter diverse views and new subject matter, which expand their knowledge and perspective. In all Humanities or Philosophy courses, we might observe, read and discuss some works with subject matter that could include (but not be limited to) death, violence, sexuality, race, potentially offensive language, and political or religious viewpoints different from your own. If any sensitive subject matter is a concern for you, please arrange a meeting with the instructor.
If a student scores below 70% on an exam or writing assignment, he or she will be required to attend tutoring per the instructor’s directions before being allowed to complete the next assigned work. Free tutoring is available at Ware Tutoring Center, located at Ware Student Commons 1st Floor, 806-371-5458.
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