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PHI 009 A-Z - Philosophy Studio

Semester Hours: 1

Intensive introduction to the skills required for successful study and research in philosophy. Students will write papers or complete exercises designed to build analytical, writing, argumentation, and oral presentation skills. Each course will focus on a particular skill or set of skills.

Current Special Topics

PHI 009T: Time Travel

For this course, each student will explore a time-travel film of their choice. First, the student will provide an explanation of the way that the film explains and accounts for time travel. The student will then: examine some of the problems that arise with respect to that explanation, try to work out some solutions to those problems, and then determine whether any of those solutions work.

The expectation is that students will do all of this work on their own, without the help of outside resources of any kind. Thus, the students will refrain from searching online for other accounts of the way that time travel works in their chosen film or problems that arise from it. Instead, the students will think and figure out: the account of time travel, the problem(s) that arise, some possible solutions to those problems, and whether any of those solutions work. Thereupon, the student will have engaged in and have an understanding of philosophical thinking.

This class has no prerequisites and is designed for students who have never taken a philosophy course before

Prerequisite(s)/Course Notes:
May be repeated for credit when topic varies. As individual subjects are selected, each is assigned a letter (A-Z) which is affixed to the course number. Specific titles and course descriptions for special topics courses are available in the online class schedule.

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