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Fall 2017

Section 0327 of PHIL6
Introduction to Philosophy -- : Aug 21 - Dec 13 2017
The above section has a required web component.

Section 1478 of PHIL3
Critical Thinking -- : Sep 08 - Dec 15 2017
The above section is a short course offered in a hybrid format. It requires physical attendance in the classroom 2 hours per week and additional online class activities. Students must hace regular access to the internet and be able to complete assignments online.

Section 1497 of PHIL6
Introduction to Philosophy -- : Aug 22 - Dec 14 2017
The above section has a required web component.

Section 2225 of PHIL3
Critical Thinking -- : Sep 12 - Dec 05 2017
The above section is a short course offered in a hybrid format. It requires physical attendance in the classroom 3 hours per week and additional online class activities. Students must hace regular access to the internet and be able to complete assignments online.

Section 2286 of PHIL3
Critical Thinking -- : Sep 14 - Dec 14 2017
The above section is a short-couse offered in a hybrid format. It requires physical attendance in the classroom 3 hours per week and additional online activities. Students must have reqgular access to the internet and be able to complete assignments online.

Section 3844 of PHIL20
History of Western Philosophy: Ancient and Medieval -- : Aug 21 - Dec 13 2017
The above section has a required web component.

Summer 2017

Section 9530 of PHIL3
Critical Thinking -- : Jun 19 - Jul 26 2017
The above section is offered in a hybrid format. It requires physical attendance in the classroom 6 hours per week and additional hours per week of required online class time. Students must have regular access to the internet and be able to complete extensive assignments online.

Spring 2017

Section 5001 of HUMAN49
Independent Study in Humanities -- : Jan 17 - May 19 2017

Section 5002 of HUMAN49
Independent Study in Humanities -- : Jan 17 - May 19 2017

Section 5003 of HUMAN49
Independent Study in Humanities -- : Jan 17 - May 19 2017

Section 5245 of PHIL6
Introduction to Philosophy -- : Jan 17 - May 18 2017
The above section has a required web component.

Section 5495 of PHIL3
Critical Thinking -- : Feb 06 - May 15 2017
The above section is a short course offered in a hybrid format. It requires physical attendance in the classroom 3 hours per week and additional online class activities. Students must have regular access to the internet and be able to complete assignments online.

Section 5513 of PHIL6
Introduction to Philosophy -- : Jan 17 - May 18 2017
The above section has a required web component.

Section 5527 of PHIL49
Independent Study in Philosophy -- : Jan 17 - May 19 2017

Section 5528 of PHIL49
Independent Study in Philosophy -- : Jan 17 - May 19 2017

Section 5529 of PHIL49
Independent Study in Philosophy -- : Jan 17 - May 19 2017

Section 7547 of PHIL3
Critical Thinking -- : Feb 13 - May 19 2017
The above section is a short course offered in a hybrid format. It requires physical attendance in the classroom 2 hours per week and additional online class activities. Students must have regular access to the internet and be able to complete assignments online.

I've been teaching at Santa Rosa Junior College since 1994. Over the years I have taught Critical Thinking, Critical Thinking for Reading and Writing, Introduction to Philosophy, Contemporary Moral Issues, Political Philosophy, and the History of Western Philosophy; and I am now creating an Existentialism course.

As a teacher I'm committed to demonstrating the everyday significance of deliberating over philosophical issues; and I try to do this in a way that emphasizes the importance of thinking critically about these issues.

As a student, I learned that office visits and Independent Studies can be important parts of learning. As a teacher, I encourage students to take advantage of these opportunities.

When I'm not reading, thinking about, or teaching Philosophy, I'm likely hiking, backpacking, or at least preparing for an outdoor adventure. In many ways, I consider Philosophy an intellectual wilderness adventure, and wilderness walks a philosophical endeavor. The photo above is from a recent journey, a section hike of the P.C.T. to and up Mt. Whitney. The photo was taken by a SRJC student who happened to summit the same morning.

Whether you take a course with me, come across my web site, or see me walking around campus, always feel free to ask questions, share your thoughts, or just say "Hi."

Fall 2017 Office Hours

Monday:
9:30am-10:30am
12:30pm-1:30pm

Tuesday:
7am-7:30am
9:30am-10:30am
5:30pm-6pm

Wednesday:
9:30am-10:30am
12:30pm-1:30pm

Thursday:
7am-7:30am
9:30am-10:30am

Friday:
9:30am-10am
12noon-12:30pm