Christina, Queen of Sweden, would say that there is no better way to start your day than by discussing philosophy. French philosopher Rene Descartes was giving her philosophy lessons at 5am in a cold castle. If you want to check how you feel about contemplating philosophical questions at any time, you have an opportunity to take an Introduction to Philosophy online class that I will be teaching in Spring 2020.
Completely online, this class will engage you into a deliberation on various topics. Why would you study philosophy? Philosophical questions are unavoidable, controversial, important, motivational, challenging, eternal, unifying, but also divisive. Can you give some good reasons for your beliefs? Are you interested in the arguments of those who disagree with you? If your answer is yes, come and join us, and if your answer is no, come and join us.
This class is marked as zero cost textbook option, which means there is no textbook required. All class material is accessible in eight Canvas modules, each of them containing the material for one week.
This is an eight-week fast-paced online class.
- You will have to read the assigned material and actively participate in weekly discussions on various topics. Discussion boards give you an opportunity to express your thoughts and interact with other students while earning some valuable points.
- You will receive an informative orientation letter two days before the semester begins.
- Make sure that you visit GCC Distance Education page by clicking on this link https://www.glendale.edu/class-schedule/distance-education.
I am looking forward to working with you in Spring 2020.
Distance Education Faculty
Social Sciences Division