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Philosophy 2010: Introduction to Philosophy
Reference Number 738677

Miami-Dade College Department of Arts and Philosophy
North Dade Campus11380 N.W. 27th Avenue
Summer 2013Miami, FL 33167-3495
9am – 12:00 noon Tuesday & ThursdayBuilding 7 Room 7216

Dr. Matthew Schuh
Phone: 305-237-1262
Web Page: http://faculty.mdc.edu/mschuh
E-mail: Mschuh@mdc.edu
Office location: Building 5, Room 5226-15; MDC North Campus

Office hours:
Tuesday- Thursday 8:00am – 9:00am, 12:00pm- 2:00pm
Monday and Wednesday 8:30am - 11:30am

Textbook: Philosophy: The Power of Ideas Editors: Moore & Bruder Copyright 2007. ISBN  978-0-07-353572-4  (any edition)
 
Course Description: This course presents an introduction to an overview of the major areas of philosophy. It introduces the students to the methods of philosophy, some major questions addressed by philosophy and to a selection of the philosophies and philosophers found throughout the world from ancient ages to present.

Prerequisites and/ or Co-requisites: ENC 1101. 3 Credits

If you cannot read and write at a college level you will fail this course. This course fulfills the “Gordon Rule” requirements for Writing Credit. A course grade of “C” or higher will be awarded only if students have demonstrated college-level writing skills.

Multiple “college-level writing assignments” per course will be used to assess college-level writing. “Multiple” will be defined as a minimum of three (3) writing assignments per course.

The following descriptors will be used as the MDC criteria for “college-level writing”. The writing will: A) have a clearly defined central idea or thesis; B) provide adequate support for that idea C) be organized clearly and logically; D) utilize the conventions of standard edited American English; E) be presented in a format appropriate to the assignment.

Important dates:
Classes Begin Monday, May 13th
Last day to Drop Class with WFriday, June 7th
Final Exam/ Last ClassTuesday, June 18th

CLASS BEGINS PROMPTLY AT 9:00 AM.

There will be no make-ups for Assignments. You will receive a ZERO if you miss them. You are responsible for all material covered from the beginning of class.

Assignments:
In Class Essay 120% of Final Grade
3- 5 paragraphs written in class. If your spelling and grammar do not meet the MDC Gordon Rule Requirements, you will fail the course! You must purchase a blue book at the book store. In Class Essay 220% of Final Grade

3- 5 paragraphs written in class. If your spelling and grammar do not meet the MDC Gordon Rule Requirements, you will fail the course! You must purchase a blue book at the book store. In Class Essay 320% of Final Grade

3- 5 paragraphs written in class. If your spelling and grammar do not meet the MDC Gordon Rule Requirements, you will fail the course! You must purchase a blue book at the book store. Exam 1: Chapters 2, 3,6 &720% of Final Grade

Exam 2: Chapters 10, 13 & 1520% of Final Grade
Exams may be a combination of short answer, essay, matching or fill in the blank. The due dates for assignments will be given in class. If you miss class you are still responsible for turning in the assignment on the day it is due. If you miss a quiz or fail to submit an essay you will receive a zero. You are still responsible for all material covered in class! Grading:

AssignmentPossible PointsGrade Scale
Essay 12001000-900 pointsA
Essay 2200899- 800 pointsB
Essay 3200799-700 pointsC
Exam 1200699-550 pointsD
Exam 2200549 & belowF
TotalPossible 1000
Academic dishonesty will not be tolerated within this course; anyone that violates the MDC Code of Student Conduct will be referred to the dean for disciplinary action, which can include failing the course, suspension and or expulsion from MDC. Any student that disrupts the learning environment...
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