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NAME _______________________________________________________________________

MAJOR ______________________________________________________________________

YEAR ________________________________________________________________________

SCHOOL (if other than CCRI) ___________________________________________________

E-MAIL (optional) ___________________________________________________

1. Based on your background experience and education, define the term philosophy.






2. Briefly describe why you are interested in taking an Introduction to Philosophy course?

  • Personal interest
  • Academic requirement
  • Convenient time period
  • Someone's recommendation
  • Relation to major
  • Other


3. a) Have you taken any prior philosophy courses? If yes, please state the title(s) and briefly describe the basic content covered.




b) If applicable, please describe any informal experience (e.g., independent reading, Philosophy club participation, High school class(es), philosophical conversations, etc.) of philosophy below.





4. a) What are your general expectations and goals in this course?
b) What are your expectations of the 1) instructor, 2) your peers, and 3) yourself?






5. Optional — State anything you want about yourself, the world we live in, current events, prospects of the human species, or your basic philosophy of life.