4. You must submit your paper in a format that is compatible with Microsoft Word. If I have difficulty reading your response because of the format in which it was submitted, I will consider your paper as not submitted. Though pdf files are compatible with MS Word, the conversion process makes the files very difficult to read. Please do NOT submit your paper as a pdf.
5. The length of the submission MUST be at least 250 words.
This assignment is due Monday, December 14 at 11:59 pm (almost midnight).
Write a 250 to 300-word reflection upon class material that fulfills the following:
Relatively recently, many public and private universities throughout the US have been reducing or eliminating humanities departments. Using the CONTENT (not the logistics or modality) of the course as the foundation of your response, provide an argument for the continued need for the presence of philosophy as a department here at UHD. (Of course, you can also provide an argument for the elimination and/or reduction of the presence of philosophy at UHD.)
What I am looking for in this WTL is a demonstration of reflection upon the content of the course and its value to your education. This will require some consideration of what the purpose of education is and whether you think this course and philosophy, in general, plays a role in achieving that goal.
This assignment is not an end of semester course evaluation. (Hopefully, you already submitted a course evaluation.)
Of course, if you have questions about this assignment, you can always reach out to me for clarification.
class materials used are
Plato, Five Dialogues. Hackett, 2nd ed., 2002. ISBN: 978-0872206335
Descartes, Rene, Meditations on First Philosophy. Hackett Publishing Co, Inc., 3rd ed., 1993.
Rousseau, Jean-Jacques, Basic Political Writings. Hackett Publishing Co, Inc., 1987.
De Beauvoir, Simone, The Second Sex. Knopf Doubleday, 2011. ISBN: 9780307277787
Nietzsche, Friedrich, On the Genealogy of Morals and Ecce Homo. Random, 1967.