_PHL 101  Issues in Philosophy

Latest Announcement Below

It is here that you will find important announcements. These would include:

1. Changes in assignments

2. Corrections of materials

3. Cancellations of assignments

4. Review of the Progress of the Class

5. Special programs of relevance on TV, radio or Cable.

6. Special items in the newspapers

7. Speakers at local sites

ANNOUNCEMENT 12-20-08 END of SEMESTER

FINAL GRADES are posted

HAPPY HOLIDAYS!

Enjoy the break!!!

Special Message

 

I thank all of you who persevered through this semester.

Your grades and final grades will be posted as usual in this course.

 

As we end this semester I conclude my 18th year teaching at SCCC as an adjunct.  I have taught online classes for SCCC since 2000.  I am now taking an indefinite leave from teaching at SCCC due to the nature of the Desire2Learn program.  I will continue to teach elsewhere as I have for over 37 years.

 

Due to the nature of the Desire2Learn program I have found it extremely difficult to participate in the discussions as I have in the past.  It has made teaching this semester unpleasant for me.   I have been unsatisfied with the results as well.

 

Again I thank all of you who put up with the program and managed to learn a bit about Philosophy from the readings and the discussions and assignments.

 

I wish you all well for the holidays and for your future lives.

I hope that what critical thinking skills you may have developed further in this class will serve you well in your lives.

 

ANNOUNCEMENT 12-18-08 END of SEMESTER

CULMINATING ACTIVITY for BONUS POINTS !!

Thank you to all who persevered!!

ANNOUNCEMENT 12-15-08 Module Eight Opens  CONCLUSION

ANNOUNCEMENT 12-1-08 Module Seven Opens

Social and Political Philosophy: Who gets what? Who says so?

GRADES are posted for module 1 to 6.

ANNOUNCEMENT 11-29-08

GRADES are posted for module 1 to 6.

ANNOUNCEMENT 11-17-08 Module Six ETHICS What is the GOOD?  What makes human actions moral?

ANNOUNCEMENT 11-10-08 Module Five FREEDOM and DETERMINISM

BONUS POINTS available in Mod 5 discussion on Freedom

ANNOUNCEMENT 11-3-08 Module Five MIND BODY PROBLEM  Do you have a body and a mind or just a body with a brain?

ANNOUNCEMENT 11-2-08

GRADES are posted for module 1 to 4.

ANNOUNCEMENT 10-27-08

Mid Course Evaluations and Changes

ANNOUNCEMENT 9-29-08  MODULE 4: METAPHYSICS

What is real?  Of what is reality composed?

ANNOUNCEMENT 9-29-08  MODULE 3 Opens : Philosophy of Religion

ANNOUNCEMENT 9-8-08  MODULE 2 Opens : The GREEKS

ANNOUNCEMENT 9-6-08

The attendance roster appears to have settled now and we have  23 students in this class.  Nearly everyone has “signed in” by doing the initial orientation exercises and Module 1 Learning Experiences.

GRADES will be posted for module 1 by September 12th and then within 3 days of the close of each module.

You know you can reach me 3 ways:

1) Re Course – ASK THE PROFESSOR discussion forum

2) Re personal matter (not of others ) by email : ppecorino@qcc.cuny.edu

SUBJECT: name PHL 101 HELP or Question or Assignemnt #

3) telephone:  718 281 5038

MODULE 2 THE GREEKS opens September 8th and not the 7th.

CALENDAR being adjusted.

 Modules opening on Mondays and closing on Sundays!!

EMAIL and DROP BOX issues 

 

 

OK please understand the following.  The email system inside of this class site does not send email out of the site. PLEASE do not attempt to communicate with me by using this email system.

 

Use your own email and send email to ppecorino@qcc.cuny.edu 

When you send email use this SUBJECT line: first name, last name PHL 101 or PHL 211 and HELP or Question or Assignment# 

 

Do NOT send attachments. Place your text directly into the message area.

 

DROP BOX-  There is NO DROP BOX use in this class.

 

I have delayed the progress of the class due to the fact that some students have yet to enter or to send the first acknowledgements (completing the orientation).  We will soon be on track and up to date.

 

ANNOUNCEMENT 8-25-08

REMEMBER to read the ANNOUNCEMENTS documents each time you enter the course!!!

Welcome!

Prepare for one heck of an experience.

Intense and rapid!!

15 weeks of work and thinking, thinking , thinking.

Are you ready!

Fun, work,opportunities, work, rewards, work.

9 to 12 hours of work per week!!!!

Explore new perspectives!

Expect challenges to your cherished beliefs!

A Survivor Course!

 

ANNOUNCEMENT 8-25-08

THE WRITING CENTER

AMMERMAN CAMPUS, ISLIP 101

DR. DOUGLAS HOWARD, WRITING CENTER COORDINATOR

Phone: 451-4150

E-mail: howardd@sunysuffolk.edu

HOURS: MONDAY and TUESDAY, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.; WEDNESDAY

and THURSDAY, 9 a.m. - 8.p.m.; FRIDAY, 9 a.m. - 1 p.m.

What We Do In The Writing Center:

All students at Suffolk Community College are welcome to work on and/or discuss any type of writing project in the Writing Center. Some specific areas of assistance include:

· Working with you to help generate ideas for your writing

· Discussing strategies for organization, development, and final review of your work

· Access to Gateway and Mac computers, MS Word, and the Internet

· Access to a variety of handouts covering various grammatical and documentation concerns

· Helping with writing projects outside of school such as resumes

All You Do:

· Walk in any time during Writing Center hours and sign in. Often there is no waiting to see a tutor. (Thirty-minute appointments are available if you do not want to risk a wait. Please call ahead for appointments.)

· Work alone or with a tutor

· Actively discuss your writing if you choose to work with a tutor

· Realize that your piece of writing and the ideas that make up your writing are valuable no matter where you are in the writing process. We can work with you to develop your writing to its fullest potential.

· Bring a zip disc for the Mac computers or a regular disc for the Gateways. (Regular discs are available for $1.00) You can type your papers, print them out, and discuss them with tutors all in the same place.

· Make the Writing Center your habit for the semester! Come and see us every week.


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