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Philosophy (PHIL)
211 Susan Campbell, 541-346-5547
College of Arts & Sciences
U - Some or all of the seats in this section are reserved for students in Freshman Interest Groups (FIG) or Academic Residential Communities (ARC)
Course Data
  PHIL 307   Social & Politic Phil >2 4.00 cr.
Major social and political theorists from Plato through Marx. Inquiry into such ideas as justice, natural law, natural rights, and the social contract.
Grading Options: Optional for all students
Instructor: Brence SE-mailHomepage Office:   250D Susan Campbell Hall
Phone:   (541) 346-5553
Office Hours: 1000 - 1150 F via Zoom during Spring 2020
Additional Web Resources AvailableWeb-related Resources: This course has a waitlist which can only be accessed via one of the discussion sections associated with the lecture (not via the lecture itself). For more information, see How to Use Wait-listing on DuckWeb
 
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15426 28 100 1215-1345 mw 00 REMOTE Brence S Additional Web Resources AvailableAU
 
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15428 1 25 1230-1330 f 00 REMOTE Ospina J Additional Web Resources Available

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17160 13 25 1530-1630 f 112 ESL Shambaugh C Additional Web Resources Available

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17161 9 25 1400-1500 f 00 REMOTE Ospina J Additional Web Resources Available
Academic Deadlines
Deadline     Last day to:
September 27:   Process a complete drop (100% refund, no W recorded)
October 3:   Drop this course (100% refund, no W recorded; after this date, W's are recorded)
October 3:   Process a complete drop (90% refund, no W recorded; after this date, W's are recorded)
October 4:   Process a complete withdrawal (90% refund, W recorded)
October 4:   Withdraw from this course (100% refund, W recorded)
October 5:   Add this course
October 7:   Last day to change to or from audit
October 11:   Process a complete withdrawal (75% refund, W recorded)
October 11:   Withdraw from this course (75% refund, W recorded)
October 18:   Process a complete withdrawal (50% refund, W recorded)
October 18:   Withdraw from this course (50% refund, W recorded)
October 25:   Process a complete withdrawal (25% refund, W recorded)
October 25:   Withdraw from this course (25% refund, W recorded)
November 15:   Withdraw from this course (0% refund, W recorded)
December 2:   Change grading option for this course
Caution You can't drop your last class using the "Add/Drop" menu in DuckWeb. Go to the “Completely Withdraw from Term/University” link to begin the complete withdrawal process. If you need assistance with a complete drop or a complete withdrawal, please contact the Office of Academic Advising, 101 Oregon Hall, 541-346-3211 (8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday). If you are attempting to completely withdraw after business hours, and have difficulty, please contact the Office of Academic Advising the next business day.

Expanded Course Description
This course explores the philosophical questions that are most central to our lives as residents and citizens of political states, subjected to political authority and power. What is sovereignty and where does it come from? How is political power organized and what role does it play in the life of an individual? Do political institutions proceed directly from human nature, or is human nature shaped by the political? We will explore such ideas as freedom, justice, natural law, natural rights, and the social contract. Students will be asked to explore these questions based on the work of major political philosophers from Plato to Marx and on into the contemporary period. The class may be organized around a particular theme (war and gender, the social contract, human nature and political power, etc.), so students should check the Philosophy Dept. course description for further information.
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