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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; see degree guide or catalog for degree requirements
Instructor: Ring AE-mailHomepage Office:   11C Susan Campbell Hall
Office Hours: 1100 - 1300 M during Fall 2021
Additional Web Resources AvailableWeb-related Resources: How to use Waitlisting on Duckweb
Course Materials
 
  CRN Avail Max Time Day Location Instructor Notes
  21845 0 30 1600-1650 mtwr 202 CAS Ring A Additional Web Resources Available
Academic Deadlines
Deadline     Last day to:
January 2:   Process a complete drop (100% refund, no W recorded)
January 8:   Drop this course (100% refund, no W recorded; after this date, W's are recorded)
January 8:   Process a complete drop (90% refund, no W recorded; after this date, W's are recorded)
January 9:   Process a complete withdrawal (90% refund, W recorded)
January 9:   Withdraw from this course (100% refund, W recorded)
January 10:   Add this course
January 10:   Last day to change to or from audit
January 16:   Process a complete withdrawal (75% refund, W recorded)
January 16:   Withdraw from this course (75% refund, W recorded)
January 23:   Process a complete withdrawal (50% refund, W recorded)
January 23:   Withdraw from this course (50% refund, W recorded)
January 30:   Process a complete withdrawal (25% refund, W recorded)
January 30:   Withdraw from this course (25% refund, W recorded)
February 20:   Withdraw from this course (0% refund, W recorded)
March 13:   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
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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