Philosophy & Religious Studies
PHIL 140: Introduction to Philosophy of Education
TR / 4:00p - 6:30 p
#16823 (3 credits)
You’ve been in school your entire life, but how much do you know about education? Do we get an education to get a job? To be better people? To get the most from our freedom? And why do we need diverse classrooms, or tests, or grades, or any of it at all? Introduction to Philosophy of Education asks these and related questions, exploring a long and interesting history of controversies about the nature and goals of schooling. It examines the relationship between teacher and student, curriculum and politics, and how student abilities and disabilities affect the classroom. This discussion-based course will help you better understand why you’ve been in school and what you should hope to get out of it. It is ideal for anyone majoring in education, political science, sociology, or philosophy. Essential Studies: Humanities.
PHIL 282: Asian Philosophy
TR / 11:00a - 12:15p
This class introduces selected examples of Asian philosophy and interprets their contemporary relevance. Topics to be considered include theories of consciousness and embodiment, knowledge, language, and reality. Essential Studies: Humanities & Diversity of Human Experience.
PHIL 310: Philosophy of Art, Literature, and Film
MW / 6:10p -2:25p
#16827 (3 credits)
The expression “aesthetic experience” implies an experiencing subject—that is, a body that senses. Taking this as our starting point, students enrolled in this seminar will philosophically investigate the body as both the locus of aesthetic experience and as a medium for artistic expression. Throughout the course students will be introduced to major schools of philosophy and aesthetic theory such as phenomenology, deconstruction, and critical theory, while thinking through art forms enacted on or through the body such as: the nude (the body itself), body modification arts (tattoos, piercings, etc.), fashion (body adornments), dance (bodies in motion), and architecture (bodies in space).
The department offers a wide range of classes for all experience levels. Whether you are a curious student who has never taken a philosophy course or someone who is finishing their major, we have the right course for you. No prerequisites are required.
Both philosophy and religion are concerned with the fundamental human questions, as well as the traditions to which they are attached. Areas of investigation include but are not limited to questions regarding the meaning of life, the ability to live ethically, and the human quest for the sacred. These concerns form the core of liberal arts education.
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