Building Education for the Commons
The Global Center for Advanced Studies (GCAS) is please to announce a forthcoming course by Prof. Gregory B. Sadler, PhD entitled, CPHIL 515-100 “Philosophical Foundations”. This course was created out of the demand that GCAS researchers (“students”) expressed. Many desired to take foundational courses in philosophy. We are pleased that Prof. Sadler will be offering this and other courses like this one at GCAS. You may know Prof. Sadler from his work on Youtube where he’s reached global notoriety as his videos have been viewed over 1.5 million times.
Here’s a short interview about the course:
Philosophical Foundations is an introductory level course intended to familiarize students with key thinkers, basic concepts and techniques, and common approaches to the discipline of Philosophy. Students will also be introduced to main sub-disciplines within the field, such as Metaphysics, Ethics, Epistemology, Aesthetics, etc. This is an online course, structured around weekly readings and lecture/discussion sessions.
Here’s a longer interview with Prof. Sadler:
A student who successfully completes this course by participating in all of the teaching/learning activities, and studying the textual passages and materials, will be able to:
Required Books and Materials:
CPHIL 515-100 Philosophical Foundations
Course Times: Sundays, 1pm-3pm EST
Course Dates: April 9 – June 4, 2015
This is the schedule that will be followed over the course of the 8-week term
Videoconference meetings will last 2 hours and be held weekly on Sundays from 1-3 PM EST. They will be recorded so that students who are not able to participate in them will be able to view them later.