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Goals and Objectives

Instructional Goals-

1. Awareness: Appreciate the relevance of classic philosophical texts to your own belief system.
Seeing that your own beliefs are part of a contiuum of intellectual history and recognizing that better understanding yourself can be accomplished by the study of philosophical issues, texts, and authors a central value in InterQuest.

2. Attitude: Recognize how your philosophical beliefs influence your choices and actions.
To draw the connection between belief and action is to crucial because it is at the level of belief that we have the power to make fundamental choices about how we live our lives.

3. Ability: Gain practical skills in philosophical thinking.
Philosophical skills in inquiry, discourse, conceptualization, argumentation, and interpretation are key to making productive use of philosophical texts and discussions. This goal will be satisfied when a learner is able to apply any of the skills in a different context (i.e. a discussion, a class, a reading).

4. Access: Provide a quality philosophy education in a time/place independent environment.
InterQuest is designed to meet the needs of individuals from a wide range of learning conditions and learning styles. This goal will be satisfied when all engaged learners are able to access the course materials, participate in the class activitires, and complete the course assignments within the conditions unique to them. Given that the learner has access to a sufficient computer and internet connection, I am committed to helping all interested and enrolled learners succeed in the course.


Performative Objectives-

As a result of this course, the successful learner will....

Inquiry
....be able to identify in reading and produce in writing the following question types:
           Informative Questions
           Interpretative Questions
           Evaluative Questions
           Speculative Questions
           Combative Questions          

Concept
....be able to demonstrate in writing:
           an identification of a key concept
           an analytic definition of a concept
           a comparison of alternate analytic definition
           a test of an analytic definition using a text and examples

Argument
....be able to demonstrate in writing:
           an analysis of an argument in standard argument form
           an analysis of an argument in argument summary form
           an evaluation of an argument in terms of logical structure
           an evaluation of an argument in terms of truth-values

Discourse
....be able to demonstrate in writing:
          an identification of non-constructive language
          the ability to participate in a sustained discussion of a philosophical topic

Composition
.....be able to demonstrate in writing:
          a self-examination of philosophical beliefs
          an identification of a philosophical issue
          a critical revision of prior written work