HUM 127

Introduction to Philosophy

Course focuses on the most fundamental questions that human beings have always asked. Topics include a critical examination of theories about reality and truth, moral values and social justice, personal identity and free will, aesthetic values, and systems of religious beliefs. Three credit hours. No prerequisites.
(IAI H4 900)

Note: Each instructor develops his or her own focus for HUM 127. Please contact the instructor for information on the class focus and books. A number of these sections can be used to complete the Great Books Program. The Great Books sections will be cappped at 25 students and will emphasize discussion.

Section 050

R

6:30pm-9:30pm

Skokie

 Jon Benson

 

Section 0G1

Great Books

MW

8:00am-9:15am

Des Plaines

Peter Hudis

Section 0G1-Introduction to Philosophy. A exploration of  how philosphers have envisioned alternative forms of living that combats social injustice and gender and racial inequality

 

Section 0G2

Great Books

 MW

9:30am-10:45am

Skokie

Judd Renken

This Great Books course will identify central issues that have been part of Philosophy’s long history and how some Western philosophers have sought to address them.

 

Section 0G3

Great Books

MW

9:30am-10:45am

Des Plaines

Kristin McCartney

Section 0G3:  We will use two texts in the class, intellectual historian Jennifer Michael Hecht’s The Happiness Myth (2007) and The Good Life (1999), an anthology of primary philosophical texts, edited by Charles Guignol, as we try to navigate our own diverse accounts and approaches to what Aristotle called “living well and doing well.”

 

Section 0G4

Great Books

 MW

11:00am-12:15pm

Des Plaines

Kristin McCartney

Section 0G4:  We will use two texts in the class, intellectual historian Jennifer Michael Hecht’s The Happiness Myth (2007) and The Good Life (1999), an anthology of primary philosophical texts, edited by Charles Guignol, as we try to navigate our own diverse accounts and approaches to what Aristotle called “living well and doing well.”

 

Section 0G5

Great Books

TR

12:30pm- 1:45pm

Des Plaines

Kristin McCartney

Section 0G4:  We will use two texts in the class, intellectual historian Jennifer Michael Hecht’s The Happiness Myth (2007) and The Good Life (1999), an anthology of primary philosophical texts, edited by Charles Guignol, as we try to navigate our own diverse accounts and approaches to what Aristotle called “living well and doing well.”

 

Section 0G6

Great Books

 MW

2:00pm-3:35pm

Des Plaines

Eugene Muhammad

This class will be an adventure that will take you to the heights of some of the most profound pundits and to the depths of some our most pressing and perplexing questions.  What is real? What constitutes reality? Who am I? What is the purpose of life? Is there a God? Why is there evil in the world? If you want to explore how deep the rabbit hole really goes, or if the Matrix has you or not, then this is definitely the class for you. "It's the question that drives us!" - Trinity (in the Matrix)

Section 0G6 is a late start class beginning 09/18

 

Section 0G7

Great Books

TR

12:30pm-1:45pm

Skokie

Russell Newstadt

Section 0G7: A Quest for Truth

 

Section 0H1

Great Books

MW

9:30am-10:45am

Des Plaines

Thomas Bowen

Marian Staats

 This is an honors class that is a tandem with EGL 115 0H1

Section 0C1   

0C1 is an online class. Weekly participation is required. 

Carlos Briones

 

Section 0C2

0C1 is an online class. Weekly participation is required.  

Section 0C2 is a late start clas beginning 9/04

Clare Pearson