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Philosophy (PHIL)

PHIL 115 (GH) Introduction to Philosophy and Education (3) Examines the nature and goals of education, the philosophical foundations of educational theories, and their economic, political, and cultural implications.

PHIL 115 Introduction to Philosophy and Education (3)

(BA) This course meets the Bachelor of Arts degree requirements.

This course, as with other 100-level philosophy department courses, is intended for Liberal Arts majors and others likely to take philosophy courses rather than for Philosophy majors. (The analogous course for majors is PHIL 415: Philosophy of Education.) PHIL 115 provides students with a critical survey of philosophies of education and philosophical conceptions of the relations between knowledge, truth, experience, and human values. The course will consider the historical contexts from which philosophical theories about education have arisen and their ideological political, social, and economic - implications. In addition, it will develop a student's critical skills regarding self-education and the development of education in contemporary society towards a greater understanding of the philosophical problems that underlie differing philosophical views of education. Students will be graded on a collaborative annotated bibliography project, a collaborative position paper, evaluations of peer papers, and a comprehensive final exam. PHIL 115 satisfies the GH requirement and it may be used to fulfill major and/or minor requirements in Philosophy. This course is offered once a year with an enrollment of 35-50 students.

General Education: GH
Diversity: None
Bachelor of Arts: Humanities
Effective: Fall 2003

Note : Class size, frequency of offering, and evaluation methods will vary by location and instructor. For these details check the specific course syllabus.


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