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Philosophy (PHIL)
211 Susan Campbell, 541-346-5547
College of Arts & Sciences
Course Data
  PHIL 130   Philosophy & Pop Cultr >1 4.00 cr.
Engages in critical philosophical reflection about and through popular culture, including movies, music, graphic novels, and sports.
Grading Options: Optional for all students
Instructor: Hayes SE-mail
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Syllabus for PHIL 130
 
  CRN Avail Max Time Day Location Instructor Notes
  24889 1 35 0900-0950 mtwr 303 GER Hayes S Additional Web Resources Available

Final Exam:

1015-1215 t 3/15 303 GER
Academic Deadlines
Deadline     Last day to:
January 3:   Process a complete drop (100% refund, no W recorded)
January 10:   Drop this course (100% refund, no W recorded)
January 10:   Process a complete drop (90% refund, no W recorded)
January 11:   Drop this course (75% refund, no W recorded; after this date, W's are recorded)
January 11:   Process a complete drop (75% refund, no W recorded; after this date, W's are recorded)
January 13:   Add this course
January 13:   Last day to change to or from audit
January 17:   Withdraw from this course (75% refund, W recorded)
January 24:   Withdraw from this course (50% refund, W recorded)
January 31:   Withdraw from this course (25% refund, W recorded)
February 21:   Withdraw from this course (0% refund, W recorded)
February 21:   Change grading option for this course
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Expanded Course Description
The undertaking of philosophy, in its broadest and most inclusive sense, is the pursuit of a disciplined and self-reflexive examination of life--a self-conscious grappling with general and particular questions of worth, meaning, and knowledge, that have, at least since the time of Socrates, underwritten and reflected our understanding of ourselves as self-creating and self-determining beings. The recent widespread recognition that nearly all of our lives are now conditioned and informed by popular or mass culture has prompted an increasing engagement with it both as a phenomenon in general, and with the wide range of its products, by philosophers of all major schools, traditions, and disciplinary divisions.

The aim of this course is to enable students to engage in critical reflection central to the discipline of philosophy--that which would facilitate living an "examined life"--about, in, and through popular culture. Students will be empowered with critical capacity in relation to that with which they interact on a daily basis---films, television, graphic novels, pop music, online media, sports and games, and so on---and in respect to the most profound and general questions that confront us all. Therefore Philosophy and Popular Culture satisfies the criteria for the Arts and Letters group requirement.

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