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Active as of Fall Semester 2010

I. General Information

1. Course Title:
Philosophy and Popular Culture

2. Course Prefix & Number:
PHIL 1415

3. Course Credits and Contact Hours:

Credits: 3

Lecture Hours: 3

Lab Hours: 0

4. Course Description:

This philosophy course will examine ways in which a variety of non-standard sources--films, novels, music, television--can offer insights into compelling philosophical questions such as the nature of knowledge, the meaning of reality, what it means to live ethically, and the meaning and possibilities of justice. Too often, philosophy is perceived by students to be simply a study of archaic ideas from long-dead sages. Philosophical ideas and questions, however, provide a pervasive underpinning for much of popular culture. And, equally importantly, popular culture increasingly presents itself as the platform for shared discourse within our society (and world).

5. Placement Tests Required:

Accuplacer (specify test): Reading College Level CLC or Reading College Level Score:

6. Prerequisite Courses:

PHIL 1415 - Philosophy and Popular Culture

There are no prerequisites for this course.

9. Co-requisite Courses:

PHIL 1415 - Philosophy and Popular Culture

There are no corequisites for this course.