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Welcome to the Web page for the Philosophy Program, part of the Art, Music and Philosophy Department  at Prince George's Community College. Philosophy teaches one to reason well and to learn the difference between acting on emotional responses and on our behavior based on reason. Well known philosophers are studied in order to learn the various emphases these thinkers have placed on the different principles involved in making rational decisions. None of the courses require a Philosophy prerequisite. All of them require that you both read and write at the college level.

Full Time Faculty


Clyde Ebenreck, Ph.D., Professor and Chair
Web page for Clyde Ebenreck
email: cebenreck@pgcc.edu
Office phone: 301-322-0947
Office: Bladen 310 A
Degrees: PH.D. Catholic University of America
Course taught: PHL 101, 117, 127,133, 137
Syllabus - go to my web page



Nicolas Plants, Ph.D., Associate Professor
email: plantsnr@pgcc.edu
Office phone: 301-322-0950
Office: Bladen 310 B
Degrees: PH.D. St. Louis University
BA in philosophy, Salisbury University  
Courses taught: PHL 101, 109,110,119

Daniel Collins-Cavanaugh, Ph.D., Associate Professor
email: CollinsDJ1@pgcc.edu
Office phone: 301-583-1593 #4432
Office: Bladen 310 C
Degrees: B.A. Siena College
M.A. Duquesne
PH.D.  Duquesne 
Courses taught: PHL 1010, 1090, 1400

Professors Emeritae:

Marlene Carpenter, Ph.D., Professor and  Founding Chair
email: mcarpenter@pgcc.edu
Degrees: B.A. Hunter College
M.A. Georgetown University
              PH.D. Walden University

 

Alicia Juarrero, Ph.D., Professor
email: ajuarrero@pgcc.edu
Degrees: PH.D. University of Miami (Florida)
Other Information: Member NEH Council (1992-2000)
CASE Carnegie US Professor of the Year (2002)
 

 

  
             

Adjunct Faculty

 

Jessica E. Charles, J.D.
email: jec0814@earthlink.net
Office phone: 301-583-1593 #4431
Office: Bladen 310 C
Degrees:  B.A.  Muhlenberg College
               M.A. American University - Philosophy & Social Policy
               J.D. American University
Courses taught: PHL 101, 130  


Kurt Erhard, Ph.D.
email:
Office phone: 301-583-1593 #
Office: Bladen 310 C
Degrees: MA
Courses taught: PHL 101
 

Michael McClure, M.Th.
email: mcclure8@comcast.net
Phone: 443-569-2741
Office: Bladen 310 D
Degrees: B.A. University of West Florida
M.Th. (Ethics) Yale University            

Courses taught: PHL 101, 140


Barbara Miller, Ph.D.
email: millerba@pgcc.edu
Office phone: 301-583-1593,  # 4433
Office: Bladen 310 D
Degrees:
 Ph.D  The Catholic University of America. (Philosophy and English).
              M.A.  Howard University.  (Philosophy).
              M.A.  Kansas State University.  (English Literature).
              B.A.  Aligarh University.  (English Literature and Political Science).
Courses taught:   PHIL. 101, 109, 140

Gonzalo Palacios, Ph.D.
email:
gpalacios38@hotmail.com
          palaciGT@pgcc.edu
Office phone: 301-583-1593 #4434
Office: Bladen 310 D
Degrees: PH.D. Catholic University of America
Courses taught: PHL 101, 127
Syllabus

Paul A. Stevens, Ph. D
email: paulanthstevens@aol.com
Office phone: 301-583-1593 #4435
Office: Bladen 310 D
Degrees: B.A. St. John's College, Annapolis
M.A. Catholic University of America (Education)
M.A. Catholic University of America (Philosophy)
Courses taught: PHL 101

Candice Washington, B.A.
email: washington_cm@hotmail.com
Office phone: 301-583-1593 #4436
Office: Bladen 310 D
Degrees: B.A. Xavier University of Louisiana
Courses taught: PHL 101

Christopher Weaver, M.A.
 

Natasha Williams, M.A.
email: nwilliams@govmgmt.com
Office phone: 301-583-1593 #4437
Office: Bladen 310 D
Degrees: BA  University of Rochester (Philosophy and Political Science)
              MA Bowling Green State University (Philosophy)

Courses taught: PHL 101, PHL 135

 

Syllabus Information 

TO THE VIEWER: THIS IS A MASTER SYLLABUS TEMPLATE FOR PHL 101, HOWEVER, MOST OF THE INFORMATION – WITH THE EXCEPTION OF THE COURSE DESCRIPTION AND OUTCOMES – WILL ALSO APPLY TO PHL 109 (LOGIC), 127 (THINKING ABOUT RELIGION), 133 (ETHICS), 135 (BIOETHICS), 140 (BUSINESS ETHICS) YOUR INSTRUCTOR MAY REPEAT SOME OR ALL OF THIS INFORMATION OR SIMPLY REFER YOU TO THIS LOCATION . . . IN EITHER EVENT ALL OF THE CONTENT IS IMPORTANT FOR YOUR SUCCESS THIS SEMESTER.

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 PRINCE GEORGE'S COMMUNITY COLLEGE

Welcome to PHL 101: Introduction to Philosophy: the art of questioning 

Spring 2008

INSTRUCTOR:______________________________________

      Department of Philosophy and Women’s Studies

 

OFFICE:on-campus: Bladen 310 C or D  The on-campus mailboxes are in Bladen 310 outside of  310A

 

PHONE NUMBERS:________________________

Departmental Phones:  301-322-0946 Phoebe Carter, Secretary; 301-322-0947, Clyde Ebenreck, Department Chair

 EMAIL ADDRESS:  _________________________

To facilitate email communication, please include the following code:  CCGP07 in either the subject or the first line of any emails to me during the Spring 2008 semester.  (The code stops legitimate email messages from being evaluated wrongly as SPAM but does not allow emails that contain a virus or illegal attachment into our network.) 

WEB PAGE:  Departmental Webpage: http://academic.pgcc.edu/philosophy/ 

OFFICE HOURS:___________________________ 

COURSE DESCRIPTION:  

Introduction to Philosophy: The Art of Questioning   You may also add either an abbreviated or full description as contained in the course schedule “Asking and answering the basic and meaningful question s of life, and clarifying one’s thinking in relation to self, others, laws, nature, and God.  Prerequisite Reading Proficiency level.”  I usually add a few prerequisites to my syllabus that are not official but if followed will permit the student to succeed with phrasing something like “In this course you will be reading works which require college and above proficiency, and you will be expected to write at the college level.  If you are just completing a developmental course in writing you would be advised to wait until you have taken a college level composition course before attempting this one.” 

COURSE LEARNING OUTCOMES:  Upon successful completion of this course, a student will be able to:   

RECOGNIZE AND EVALUATE PHILOSOPHICAL CLAIMS BY 

1. Restating and explaining such claims in one’s own words.

 2. Identifying any and all assumptions embedded within those claims.

 3. Generating philosophically reasoned positions regarding such claims.

 4. Writing philosophically coherent essays which justify and defend these positions.

 5. Applying such positions to contemporary philosophical problems, issues and dilemmas.

 6. Identifying the philosophical shortcomings and not simply the strengths of these positions.

 7. Reconstructing the weaknesses of discredited positions into more philosophical viable ones.

 TEXTBOOK:  depends upon your instructor’s syllabus

 OTHER REQUIRED COURSE MATERIALS:  depends upon your instructor’s syllabus

 OUTSIDE CLASS REQUIREMENTS:  depends upon your instructor’s syllabus

 GRADING CRITERIA: depends upon your instructor’s syllabus

  Grades are assigned based on the grading policy stated in the syllabus and not the Blackboard grade book.

 HOW ASSIGNMENTS ARE TO BE SUBMITTED:  depends upon your instructor’s syllabus

 HOW ASSIGNMENTS WILL BE RETURNED: depends upon your instructor’s syllabus

 COURSE OUTLINE:  depends upon your instructor’s syllabus

 CLASSROOM POLICIES:  depends upon your instructor’s syllabus

 HOW TO LOG IN TO BLACKBOARD: go to the Blackboard site: http://pgcconline.blackboard.com where the login information can be found, set up your MYPGCC account if you have not already done so: all of your Blackboard accounts have the same ID and password.

IMPORTANT DATES: 

 

Last day to apply for spring graduation

Friday, February 15

COLLEGE CLOSED - Presidents’ Day

Monday, February 18

Last day to change from “credit” to “audit” status in a full semester course or vice versa.

Friday, February 22

Last day to withdraw from first-half semester classes

Tuesday, March 4

COLLEGE CLOSED - Spring Break

Monday-Sunday, March 17-23

Last day to withdraw from full semester classes

Friday, April 18 

Last day to withdraw from second-half semester classes

Friday, May 2

Final exam period/last week of spring 2008 classes

Thursday-Wednesday, May 8-14

Commencement

Thursday, May 22

 

DELAYED COLLEGE OPENINGS:  (required if relevant to your class)

When the college announces a delayed opening, all classes with at least 45 minutes of class time remaining at the time of the opening will be held.  For example, in the event of a 10 a.m. opening, a 9:30-10:45 a.m. class will be held.  This procedure applies to all credit classes.

In order to be notified by e-mail or text message for any delayed openings or closings, sign up for Owl Alert at http://www-old.pgcc.edu/owlalert/index.htm

 

Students requesting academic accommodations are required to contact the Disability Support Services Office (B-124) or call (301) 322-0838 (voice) or (301) 322-0122 (TTY) to establish eligibility for services and accommodations.  Students with documented disabilities should discuss the matter privately with their instructors at the beginning of the semester and provide a copy of their Student/Faculty Accommodation Form.

 

The Prince George's Community College Code of Conduct defines the rights and responsibilities of students and establishes a system of procedures for dealing with students charged with violations of the code and other rules and regulations of the college. A student enrolling in the college assumes an obligation to conduct himself/herself in a manner compatible with the college's function as an educational institution. Refer to the 2007-2008 Student Handbook, beginning on page 43, for a complete explanation of the Code of Conduct, including the Code of Academic Integrity and the procedure for dealing with disruptive student behavior.

 

The college is an institution of higher learning that holds academic integrity as its highest principle.  In the pursuit of knowledge, the college community expects that all students, faculty, and staff will share responsibility for adhering to the values of honesty and unquestionable integrity.  To support a community committed to academic achievement and scholarship, the Code of Academic Integrity advances the principle of honest representation in the work that is produced by students seeking to engage fully in the learning process.  The complete text of the Code of Academic Integrity is in the 2007-2008 Student Handbook (pages 44-47) and posted on the college's website.

ACADEMIC PROGRAMS:  

Center for Work-Based Learning                                                                  301-322-0136

Marlboro Hall, Room 2102

http://academic.pgcc.edu/cwbl/index.shtml

The Center for Work-Based Learning assists students with combining work experience and academic study.  Students are placed in jobs or internships where they may apply classroom learning to the real world.  Faculty and on-site supervisors monitor the training to assure that it is relevant to the student’s major.  College credit is earned for this work-based learning. Work sites are located throughout the Washington, D.C. area as well as in Europe and Africa.

Collegian Centers

http://academic.pgcc.edu/collegiancenters

The College’s Collegian Centers provide a “place to belong” outside of the classroom.  They bring students in particular disciplines together for co-curricular activities and opportunities: 

·        Administration of Justice – for students interested in criminal justice, corrections, forensic science, and paralegal/pre-law 301-322-0757, 301-386-7553 

?   Bernard Center – for students interested in business management and accounting  301-322-0554                                 

·        Humanities – for students interested in art, communication, English, language studies, music, philosophy, and theatre 301-583-5209

                                                                                               

·        PSE – for students interested in psychology, sociology, and education         301-386-7587

 

·        STEM – for students interested in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics 301-341-3086

 Hillman Entrepreneurs Program                                                                    301-322-0700

Marlboro Hall, Room 2051

http://academic.pgcc.edu/hillman/

Students in any major who have a passionate desire to start, run, or own a business may apply for admission to the Hillman Entrepreneurs Program.  Admission is competitive.  The program builds entrepreneurial skills, pays up to 64 percent of tuition, provides a $500 stipend, and qualified students transfer to the University of Maryland College Park as Hillman Entrepreneurs where they have up to 64 percent of their tuition paid and receive a $1,000 stipend.

Honors Academy/Program                         301-322-0433

Marlboro Hall, Room 1087

http://www.pgcc.edu/prospective/areasofstudy/specialprograms/honorsprogram.aspx

The Honors Academy admits academically outstanding honors students who are interested in a rigorous program of academic excellence, intellectual development, leadership and community service.  Prince George's Community College Honors Program promotes students’ intellectual growth and enrichment.  

International Education  Center   301-322-0177

Lanham Hall, Room 221

http://academic.pgcc.edu/internationalcenter/

The International Education Center provides academic support and assistance to students who need help with courses or with understanding the American higher education system. The Center brings international and American students together for learning enrichment activities, including a variety of discussion forums that foster awareness and understanding of cultural issues.

Mentoring Program

Marlboro Hall, Room 2038         301-386-7587

The Mentoring Program provides first-time, full-time students with mentors who will guide and assist them with planning academic and career goals.

 

Service Learning           301-322-0713

The Service Learning Program encourages the development of civic responsibility through students’ participation in service projects within the community that support their academic objectives. Through Service Learning, students learn actively by applying principles learned in the classroom while developing critical reflective thinking as well as personal and civic responsibility.

 CAMPUS RESOURCES AND SERVICES:  

 

Student Development Services

 

Student Development Services offers programs that provide students with advising, individual counseling, and mentoring.  For more information, call 301-322-0886 or check the website:

http://www.pgcc.edu/current/academicresources/studentdevelopmentservices

 

 

Computer and Learning Labs

 

Office

Location

Phone

Hours of Operation

 

Marlboro Learning Lab

Marlboro Hall

Room 2129

301-322-0503

Mon.-Thurs.:  8 am – 8:45 pm

Fri.:  8 am – 3:45 pm

Sat.:  8:30 am – 2:45 pm

Sun.:  10 am – 1 pm

 

Open Computer Lab

 

Bladen Hall

Room 104

301-322-0999

Mon.-Thurs.:  8 am – 10 pm

Fri.:  8 am – 5 pm

Sat.:  9 am – 5 pm

Sun.:  Closed

 

Open Computer Lab

High Technology Center

Rooms 101 and 201

 

301-322-0999

Mon. – Fri.:  8 am – 10 pm

Sat.:  Closed

Sun.:  Closed

 

Math Learning Center

Marlboro Hall

Room 3104

301-583-5257

Mon.:  9 am – 9 pm

Tues.:  9:15 am – 8 pm

Wed.:  9 am – 9 pm

Thurs.:  9:15 am – 8 pm

Fri.:  9 am – 7 pm

Sat.:  10 am – 2 pm

Sun.:  Closed

 

Other Resources, Services, and Academic Support

 

Office

Location

Phone

Hours of Operation

 

 

Bookstore

Largo Student Center

Room 116

301-322-0912

 

Hours vary at beginning and end of the semester.  Please call or check website to confirm.

http://www-old.pgcc.edu/pgweb/pgdocs/bookstore.html

 

 

 

 

 

Campus Police

Facilities Management Building

301-322-0666

24 hours


 

 

Office

Location

Phone

Hours of Operation

 

 

College Life Services

Largo Student Center Room 149

301-322-0853

Mon.-Fri.:  8:30 am – 5 pm

 

 

Distance Learning

 

www.pgcconline.com

 

Temporary Office (TO) Building

Room 100

301-322-0463

Mon.- Fri.:  8:30 am – 4:30 pm

with phone support available until 9 pm

 

Library

 

Lanham Hall

Room 112

301-322-0476

Mon-Thurs.:  8 am – 8 pm

Fri.:  8 am – 5 pm

Sat.:  10 am – 3 pm

Sun.:  Closed

http://www.pgcc.edu/current/academicresources/library.aspx  NOTE for the next 18 months there will be no open stacks,  some books from reference area will be there, and your instructor may have some works  on reserve.  The colleges’ data bases will be available, and interlibrary loan will also be functioning.

 

                                                                                                                                                     

 

 

 

 

Testing Center

http://academic.pgcc.edu/sas/index.html

 

Bladen Hall

Room 100

301-322-0090

 

Mon-Thurs.:  8:30 am – 8:30 pm

Fri.:  8:30 am – 4:30 pm

Sat.:  9 am – 3:30 pm

No additional students will be admitted for testing 30 minutes prior to the posted closing time.

 

On the first Friday of every month during the spring semester, the Center closes at 2:30 pm with no admittance after 2:00 p.m.

                                                                                                                                                     

Tutoring and Writing

  Centers

Bladen Hall

Room 107

301-322-0748

 

Mon-Thurs.:  8:30 am – 8:30 pm

Fri.:  8:30 am – 4:30 pm

Sat.:  9 am – 3:30 pm

http://www.pgcc.edu/current/academicresources/tutoringwriting.aspx

 

 

 

   


Phone:
301-336-6000   TDD: 301-322-0122

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