PH 101 Introduction to Philosophical Thinking
F1J 2007 PV
Senior Adjunct Instructor
B.S.Ed. (MO Life-Secondary English Certification)B.A. (English/Social Sciences)M.A. (and graduate studies in English and Philosophy)
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20 Aug. to 13 Oct. 2007 (Last day to drop 8/27; last day to withdraw 9/23.)
5:30 - 9:50 PM
Textbook: ABOUT PHILOSOPHY (9th ed.) by Robert Paul Wolff. (Prentice Hall, 2006, ISBN 0-13-191606-8)
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Educational Philosophy: Most people think they think fairly clearly, but much of what passes for clear thinking is not much more than gut reaction or culturally ingrained response. In addition, most people say that religion and politics are two of the most important subjects in life, but most people derive their religious and political beliefs by inheritance or marriage and stop seriously examining both at about age 12 (when they also stop learning much about science). This is a disservice to individual existence and an abdication of the essential responsibility of personal development. Mr. Hartley believes that the purpose of philosophy is to reawaken a spirit of enquiry and establish patterns of thought that lead to real intellectual independence and integrity. Because philosophy is eclectic, PH101 will be eclectic. Class periods will include lectures, discussions, demonstrations (often involving objects of world culture or scientific instruments and specimens), readings, video essays, guest presentations, and written and oral responses from class members. Evaluations (as shown below) will provide opportunities for a variety of responses to accommodate different learning styles, and Mr. Hartley is committed to helping every class member derive full benefit from the course.
Instructor Learning Outcomes
Late Submission of Course Materials: Materials may be submitted late with the instructor's permission. All materials must be submitted by the end of the last class period excepting only in the most extreme circumstances.
Classroom Rules of Conduct: Eveyone is aware of proper conduct which, therefore, needs no glossing here. If you would, please remember to turn cell 'phones off or put them on "silent" mode. If you wish to bring something to eat or drink, please do so. (We will take a supper break about 6:40 and another break in honor of Mother Nature about 8:15.) If you would like to record classes or use a laptop computer, please do.
Academic Honesty:Academic integrity is the foundation of the academic community. Because each student has the primary responsibility for being academically honest, students are advised to read and understand all sections of this policy relating to standards of conduct and academic life. Park University 2007-2008 Undergraduate Catalog Page 85-86
Plagiarism:Plagiarism involves the use of quotations without quotation marks, the use of quotations without indication of the source, the use of another's idea without acknowledging the source, the submission of a paper, laboratory report, project, or class assignment (any portion of such) prepared by another person, or incorrect paraphrasing. Park University 2007-2008 Undergraduate Catalog Page 85All Park University regulations regarding academic honesty and plagiarism will be strictly enforced. Intellectual honesty is the absolute heart of philosophy (and intellectual courage is its soul) - anything less is a travesty.
Attendance Policy:Instructors are required to maintain attendance records and to report absences via the online attendance reporting system.
Park University 2007-2008 Undergraduate Catalog Page 87-88An education seems to be the ONE thing Americans are willing to pay for and then not get! You have paid for a product and Mr. Hartley is committed to delivering the finest quality possible - come and collect what you paid for! If you must come late, come late! If you must miss, let Mr. Hartley know and he will help you fill in the gaps. (If you can, in such a case, have someone in class take notes for you.) If you miss unexpectedly, contact Mr. Hartley as soon as possible to have the absence excused and find out how to catch up.
Disability Guidelines:Park University is committed to meeting the needs of all students that meet the criteria for special assistance. These guidelines are designed to supply directions to students concerning the information necessary to accomplish this goal. It is Park University's policy to comply fully with federal and state law, including Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, regarding students with disabilities. In the case of any inconsistency between these guidelines and federal and/or state law, the provisions of the law will apply. Additional information concerning Park University's policies and procedures related to disability can be found on the Park University web page: http://www.park.edu/disability .Please let Mr. Hartley know if you need any special arrangements regarding seeing, hearing, or mobility.
Last Updated:8/7/2007 2:17:07 PM