PHIL 240
Philosophy of Education Fall 2019
Division II
Cross-listed PHIL 240 / INTR 240

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Why are you here? What do you expect to learn? How do you expect to learn? The College Mission Statement says that “Williams seeks to provide the finest possible liberal arts education by nurturing in students the academic and civic virtues, and their related traits of character.” How have you already been taught the academic and civic virtues? Where have you been taught them? In school? On the sports field? At home? How did you develop your character? This first-year seminar will examine the philosophy of education through educational autobiographies: works that tell the story of a moral and intellectual education. Each book was chosen by and will be introduced by a professor from a different department, and then Professor of Philosophy Steve Gerrard will continue the discussion.
The Class: Type: seminar
Limit: 12
Expected: 12
Class#: 1991
Grading: yes pass/fail option, no fifth course option
Requirements/Evaluation: several short papers
Prerequisites: none
Enrollment Preferences: only first-year students
Distributions: Division II
Notes: This course is cross-listed and the prefixes carry the following divisional credit:
PHIL 240 Division II INTR 240 Division II

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