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Summer 2018


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Philosophy (PHIL)
211 Susan Campbell, 541-346-5547
College of Arts & Sciences
Course Data
  PHIL 170   Love & Sex >1 >IP 4.00 cr.
Philosophical study of love, relationships, marriage, sex, sexuality, sexual identity, and sexual representation.
Grading Options: Optional; see degree guide or catalog for degree requirements
Instructor: Pickard CE-mail
Additional Web Resources AvailableWeb-related Resources: Syllabus for PHIL 170
Course Materials
  CRN Avail Max Time Day Location Instructor Notes
  41756 13 25 1400-1550 mtwrf
202 CHA Pickard C Additional Web Resources Available
Academic Deadlines
Deadline     Last day to:
June 26:   Drop this course (100% refund, no W recorded)
June 27:   Drop this course (75% refund, no W recorded)
June 28:   Last day to change to or from audit
June 28:   Add this course
June 28:   Withdraw from this course (75% refund, W recorded)
July 2:   Withdraw from this course (50% refund, W recorded)
July 4:   Withdraw from this course (25% refund, W recorded)
July 12:   Withdraw from this course (0% refund, W recorded)
July 12:   Change grading option for this course
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Expanded Course Description
Philosophers have deeply explored knowledge, existence, politics and ethics. Yet love and sex, which for most of us are central features of a good life, have received far less attention. When they have been addressed, particularly in the Western tradition, they have often been relegated to a place of lower status along with the body and passions in general. The result is that though love and sex may occupy a good deal of our time, attention, and emotional energy; though they cause us more acute joy and pain than most other human practices; we don?t have ready access to a strong tradition of thinking about these aspects of human life. In this course, material from the philosophers who have thought about love and sex will be explored along with contemporary struggles around sexuality, sexual identity, sexual violence, love, romance, intimate relationships and marriage. Students will be challenged to develop their own philosophy of love and sex as a resource for exploring and surviving the challenges we all face in intimate and romantic relationships. This course will include the use of film and other visual images that some students may find offensive or troubling.
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