District Syllabus
Introduction To Philosophy

Credit Hours: 3
Contact Hours: 3
Laboratory Fee: None.
Prerequisites: ENC0025 Developmental Writing II And
REA0017 Developmental Reading II
Corequisites: There are no corequisites for this course.
Catalog Description:
A general survey of the philosophies that have shaped the growth of
Western civilization from the ancient Greeks to modern times. This
course is designed to present a comprehensive view of what philosophy 
is and to demonstrate the benefit students can expect to derive from 
its study. Meets A.A. general education Category V. A writing 
emphasis course.
Required Materials: Books:
  • Cahn, Steven. Exploring Philosophy, 5th ed., Oxford, 2014. ISBN: 9780190204419
  • T. Z. Lavine. From Socrates to Sartre: Philosophic Quest - consult your instructor before buying this text, ed., Bantam Dell Publishing, 1985. ISBN: 0553251619
  • Douglas J. Soccio. Philosophy in Context (Distance Learning Only), ed., Thomson-Wadsworth, 2006. ISBN: 0495009121
Supplemental Materials: Additional materials may be assigned by the instructor to supplement the required materials. -->
Special Requirements: There is a fee for distance learning classes.
Program Learning Outcomes:
Global Learning Outcomes:

I.  CRITICAL THINKING: Students evaluate the validity of their 
own and others’ ideas through questioning, analyzing, and 
synthesizing results into the learning process.
V.	CULTURAL LITERACY: Students evaluate issues relevant to 
cultural diversity and culturally diverse populations.

VI.	SOCIAL SKILLS: Students  develop and use skills and 
attitudes that integrate individuals into society. 

Course Learning Outcomes:
The student should demonstrate, through her/his writing, the ability 
to clearly articulate the philosophical theories covered in the 
course.  This philosophical background should enhance the student's 
independent philosophical thinking.  In general, the course should 
improve the student's reading and writing skills.
Methods of Evaluation:
Evaluation of student progress towards achieving the stated learning
outcomes and performance objectives is the responsibility of the
instructor, within the policies of the college and the department.
Detailed explanation is included in the expanded syllabus developed
by the instructor for each section being taught.
Flexibility: It is the intention of the instructor to accomplish the objectives specified in the course syllabus. However, circumstances may arise which prohibit the fulfilling of this endeavor. Therefore, this syllabus is subject to change. When possible, students will be notified of any change in advance of its occurrence.

Student Email Accounts: Pensacola State College provides an institutional email account to all credit students. Pirate Mail is the official method of communication, and students must use Pirate Mail when communicating with the College. In cases where companion software is used for a particular class, emails may be exchanged between instructor and student using the companion software.

Note: For students with a disability that falls under the Americans with Disability Act or Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act, it is the responsibility of the student to notify Student Resource Center for ADA Services to discuss any special needs or equipment necessary to accomplish the requirements for this course. Upon completion of registration with the Student Resource Center for ADA Services office, specific arrangements can be discussed with the instructor.

Equity Statement: Pensacola State College does not discriminate against any person on the basis of race, ethnicity, national origin, color, gender/sex, age, religion, marital status, pregnancy, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, or genetic information in its educational programs, activities or employment. For inquiries regarding Title IX and the college’s nondiscrimination policies, contact the Associate Vice President for Institutional Diversity/Title IX Officer at (850) 484-1759, Pensacola State College, 1000 College Blvd., Pensacola, Florida 32504.