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PHI-1010-VU01Y - Introduction to Philosophy

Synonym: 179192
Location: Winooski
Room: CCV Winooski 202
Credits: 3 (45 hours)
Accelerated Section: This course has special meeting dates and times. See comments below or consult VSC Web Services - Search for Sections in the VSC portal for specific dates and times. If you have any questions call the site office offering the course.
Day/Times: Tuesday & Thursday, 11:45A - 02:30P
Semester Dates: 10-23-2018 to 12-13-2018
Last day to drop without a grade: 11-02-2018 - Refund Policy
Last day to withdraw (W grade): 11-22-2018 - Refund Policy
Faculty: Alec Julien | View Faculty Credentials
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This section meets the following General Education Requirement(s):
Human Expression
  1. Many degree programs have specific general education recommendations. In order to avoid taking unnecessary classes, please consult with additional resources like your program evaluation, your academic program page, and your academic advisor.
  2. Courses may only be used to meet one General Education Requirement.

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Course Description:

Students explore fundamental issues of western philosophy such as existence, the purpose of life, right and wrong, the nature of happiness, appearance and reality, knowledge and speculation. These issues are explored through reading and discussion of major philosophers, ancient and modern.

Essential Objectives:

1. Identify major trends and issues in western philosophical thought.
2. Place major philosophers in historical context.
3. Define and identify examples of major philosophic concerns such as the nature of truth, the investigation of ethical questions, the nature of being and the self.
4. Identify themes common to both ancient and modern philosophic thought.
5. Analyze philosophic problems and positions for applying principles and insights from class readings and discussions.


Fall 2018 textbook data will be available on June 4. On that date a link will be available below that will take you to eCampus, CCV's bookstore. The information provided there will be for this course only. Please see this page for more information regarding the purchase of textbooks.

The last day to use a Financial Aid advance to purchase textbooks is the 3rd Tuesday of the semester. See your financial aid counselor at your academic center if you have any questions.

Contact Faculty:

Email: Alec Julien
Hiring Coordinator for this course: David Amsden

Please note: In order to receive accommodations for disabilities in this course, students must make an appointment to see the Americans with Disabilities Coordinator in their site and bring documentation with them.

Academic Honesty: CCV has a commitment to honesty and excellence in academic work and expects the same from all students. Academic dishonesty, or cheating, can occur whenever you present -as your own work- something that you did not do. You can also be guilty of cheating if you help someone else cheat. Being unaware of what constitutes academic dishonesty (such as knowing what plagiarism is) does not absolve a student of the responsibility to be honest in his/her academic work. Academic dishonesty is taken very seriously and may lead to dismissal from the College.

Course description details subject to change. Please refer to this document frequently.

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