Changes to teaching methods
Enhancements to Philosophy 102
Logic (Phil 102) has long been one of the most popular introductory courses offered by the philosophy department. We recently made some changes to the way we teach this course to make it even better. All classes now use the same textbook, and there are common exams. In addition to weekly discussion sections, a large number of guided study sessions are offered each week where small groups of students can work on problem sets together under the guidance of a TA. These additional resources will make it easier for students to master the content of the course.
Introductory courses focus on essential skills
In recent semesters we’ve modified our introductory courses to place a greater emphasis on teaching key reading, writing, and critical thinking skills. Taking an introductory philosophy course will help students develop these skills, which will help them excel in all of their undergraduate courses. It has also increased success rates in these courses as well. All introductory level philosophy classes satisfy Gen Ed requirements.