HUM 127

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 0G1 

MW

09:30-10:45am

Des Plaines

Carlos Briones

Section 0G1:  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 0G2 

TR

11:00-12:15pm

Des Plaines

Eduardo Frajman

Section 0G3 

MW

12:30pm-1:45pm

Des Plaines

Eugene Muhammad

Section 0G4 

TR

12:30pm-1:45pm

Skokie

Jon Benson

Section 0G4: This class will focus on "The Quest for Truth."

Section 0G5 

MW

12:30-1:45 pm

Skokie

Judd Renken

Section 0G5: In a world demanding contro, philosophy opens wonder.

Section 0G6 

MW

02:00-03:35 pm

Des Plaines

Eugene Muhammad

This is a late start class beginning 2/12

Section 0G7

MW

11:00am-12:15pm

Des Plaines

Kristin McCartney

Section 0G7:  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 G50

R

6:30 - 09:20 pm

Skokie

Jon Benson

Section G50: This class will focus on "The Quest for Truth."

Section 0C1

This is an online class, weekly participation required.

Carlos Briones

Section 0C2

This is an online class, weekly participation required.

Clare Pearson

0C1 and 0C2: We will focus on Epistemological and Metaphysical theories and their consequences for our Ethical and Social views