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Humanities and Philosophy
Late-Start Spring Registration
There is still time to sign up for a Humanities or Philosophy Class. The Humanities and Philosophy Department will be offering a wide variety of classes including Philosophy of Religion, Ethics, World Religions, Intro to Art, Intro to Philosophy, and Asian Humanities. We recommend that you check out Philosophy of Religion, PHL 240-050. To learn more about these classes, please click on the 'Spring 2016' link located on the left hand side and then click "Spring 2016 Late Start Courses" that is below it. On the schedule, all faculty names link to faculty biographies.
Des Plaines, Skokie
Toward a New Separation of Church and State
Vincent Samar, Ph.D., is a professor of philosophy at Oakton. He is the author of numerous book and articles. He is a long time LGBT activist and has spoken at a number of forums on behalf of same-sex marriages and related LGBT issues . Vince Samar will speak about the landmark Supreme Court Ruling Obergefell vs. Hodges that allowed same-sex marriage. Samar also will provide a brief account of why public officials cannot assert religious freedom as a reason not to officiate or issue a marriage license to same-sex couples based on how the two rights should be understood.
Peter Hudis's new book "Frantz Fanon: Philosopher of the Barricades" has just been published by the University of Chicago Press. The publishers website describes the book as follows. "Peter Hudis presents a penetrating critical biography of the activist’s life and work. Countering the prevailing belief that Fanon’s contributions to modern thought can be wholly defined by an advocacy of violence, Hudis presents his work instead as an integrated whole, showing that its nuances—and thus its importance—can only be appreciated in light of Fanon’s efforts to fuse philosophical theory and actual practice. By taking seriously Fanon’s philosophical and psychological contributions, as well as his political activism, Hudis presents a powerful and perceptive new view of the man and his achievement ".
Last day to withdraw from 16-week courses and have course dropped from record*.
Presidents Day holiday, College closed.
Last day to change to audit for 16-week courses.
Incomplete (I) grades from fall 2015 semester for which faculty have not submitted final grades will become an "F" after this date.
Last day for filing Graduation Petitions.
March 14 -20
Classes resume after Spring Break.
Registration opens for summer 2016 semester.
Last day to withdraw with a "W" from 16-week courses; Students will receive a grade in all courses in which they are enrolled after March 29.
Registration opens for fall 2016 semester.