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- Effective Term:
- Winter 2015 through Summer 2017
- Course Number:
- PHL 211
- Course Title:
- Credit Hours:
- Lecture Hours:
- Lecture/Lab Hours:
- Lab Hours:
Intended Outcomes for the course
Students completing this course should be able to:
- Recognize and reflect on existential philosophers' contributions to contemporary intellectual history in order to effectively communicate with others concerning one’s life goals and meaning.
- Recognize and reflect on one’s own place in existence and society using the frameworks developed by important existentialist philosophers in order to define one’s responsibilities within a community.
- Read and think critically about modern existential ideas in order to analyze existential arguments and discussions.
Students completing an associate degree at Portland Community College will be able to reflect on one’s work or competencies to make connections between course content and lived experience.
Outcome Assessment Strategies
Assessment strategies will include some of the following:
- Essays in the form of in-class exams, short papers, and term papers
- Short-answer exams
- Student presentations
- Class and small group discussions
- Reading Journals
Course Content (Themes, Concepts, Issues and Skills)
The course content will include some of the following themes:
- Existential Anxiety
- Existential Faith
- Existential Affirmation
- Being and Time
- Being and Nothingness
- Existential Freedom and Responsibility