University of Oregon
Go to Main Content
 

HELP | EXIT

Fall 2019

 

Transparent Image
Philosophy (PHIL)
211 Susan Campbell, 541-346-5547
College of Arts & Sciences
U - Some or all of the seats in this section are reserved for students in Freshman Interest Groups (FIG) or Academic Residential Communities (ARC)
Course Data
  PHIL 101   Philosophical Problems >1 4.00 cr.
Introduction to philosophy based on classical and modern texts from Plato through the 21st century. Sample topics include free will, the mind-body problem, the existence of an external world.
Grading Options: Optional for all students
Instructor: Johnson ME-mailHomepage Office:   240 Susan Campbell Hall
Phone:   (541) 346-5548
Office Hours: 0800 - 0950 MW and by appointment during Fall 2019
Additional Web Resources AvailableWeb-related Resources: Syllabus for PHIL 101
This course has a waitlist which can only be accessed via one of the discussion sections associated with the lecture (not via the lecture itself). For more information, see How to Use Wait-listing on DuckWeb
 
  CRN Avail Max Time Day Location Instructor Notes

Lecture

14949 8 267 1300-1350 mwf 180 PLC Johnson M Additional Web Resources AvailableU

Final Exam:

1445-1645 m 12/09 180 PLC
 
Associated Sections

+ Dis

14950 1 27 1000-1050 f 202 CAS Burns B Additional Web Resources Available

+ Dis

14951 0 27 1100-1150 f 202 CAS Burns B Additional Web Resources Available

+ Dis

14952 1 27 1200-1250 f 202 CAS Shambaugh C Additional Web Resources Available

+ Dis

14953 1 27 1000-1050 f 117 FEN Cisternino M Additional Web Resources Available

+ Dis

14954 1 27 1100-1150 f 117 FEN Cisternino M U

+ Dis

14955 0 27 1200-1250 f 117 FEN Saltarelli-Fayad A Additional Web Resources Available

+ Dis

14956 0 27 1000-1050 f 116 ESL Saltarelli-Fayad A Additional Web Resources Available

+ Dis

14957 2 27 1100-1150 f 116 ESL Montani J Additional Web Resources Available

+ Dis

14958 0 27 1200-1250 f 116 ESL Montani J Additional Web Resources Available

+ Dis

14959 2 26 1100-1150 f 349 MCK Shambaugh C Additional Web Resources Available
Academic Deadlines
Deadline     Last day to:
September 29:   Process a complete drop (100% refund, no W recorded)
October 5:   Drop this course (100% refund, no W recorded; after this date, W's are recorded)
October 5:   Process a complete drop (90% refund, no W recorded; after this date, W's are recorded)
October 6:   Process a complete withdrawal (90% refund, W recorded)
October 6:   Withdraw from this course (100% refund, W recorded)
October 7:   Add this course
October 9:   Last day to change to or from audit
October 13:   Process a complete withdrawal (75% refund, W recorded)
October 13:   Withdraw from this course (75% refund, W recorded)
October 20:   Process a complete withdrawal (50% refund, W recorded)
October 20:   Withdraw from this course (50% refund, W recorded)
October 27:   Process a complete withdrawal (25% refund, W recorded)
October 27:   Withdraw from this course (25% refund, W recorded)
November 17:   Withdraw from this course (0% refund, W recorded)
November 17:   Change grading option for this course
Caution You can't drop your last class using the "Add/Drop" menu in DuckWeb. Go to the “Completely Withdraw from Term/University” link to begin the complete withdrawal process. If you need assistance with a complete drop or a complete withdrawal, please contact the Office of Academic Advising, 101 Oregon Hall, 541-346-3211 (8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday). If you are attempting to completely withdraw after business hours, and have difficulty, please contact the Office of Academic Advising the next business day.

Expanded Course Description
Our attempts to make sense of our lives and to find meaning in our existence lead us to ask certain classic philosophical questions. The course begins with the question of the proper role of reason in a life intelligently lived. Is philosophical thinking a necessary and important part of life? Second, we ask what role religion should play for a philosophically reflective person. This leads into questions about whether existence is absurd, without purpose or reason, or whether there is some overarching rationality and direction to our lives. Finally, we examine some of the many conditions that together define our identities as persons, conditions like our biological makeup, social narratives, cultural values, gender, and race. In other words, the key question is 'Who are you?' and 'What makes you who you are?' Our discussions of these issues are centered on classical and contemporary texts in philosophy, literature, and film.
New Search

1

2

3

4

5

6

Hour Minute am/pm
Hour Minute am/pm
Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
Transparent Image
Skip to top of page
Release: 8.9