Philosophy Courses

TERM 3 CLASSES BEGIN THE WEEK OF MONDAY 2 AUGUST 2021.

NEW PHILOSOPHY SERIES INTRODUCED IN 2021: EarthDiverse is pleased to introduce its newest series of Philosophy courses with our “Big Questions” series. These are discussion groups designed around a particular topic set for the evening. Each session has a moderator, who will introduce the topic and lead each evening’s discussion.

Our newest Philosophy course begins in 2021 Term 2, entitled “What to Think, Who to believe: A History of Western Thought and Philosophy Down the Ages.” Read below for more information.

For details on each course, click on the appropriate link(s) below.

Philosophy Courses:

EarthDiverse currently offers the following Philosophy courses:

Additional courses currently under development:

  • PHL110: “Being Good: An Introduction to the History of Ethics” with Peter Dornauf

New courses for 2021:

General Information:

For more detailed information on each course, when offered, class times and locations, and course fees and registration) click on the appropriate course links above.

If the course you are interested in is not currently being taught, rest assured that it will be again in the future as we continuously rotate the courses on offer. We also plan to add additional Philosophy courses in the future.

SOME NOTES ON OUR PHILOSOPHY COURSES:

  • All courses are moderated from an objective point of view.
  • Our Philosophy discussion groups (our Big Questions series) are moderated group discussions with two guest presenters each evening. The views of the guest presenters are designed to present alternative views objectively in order to help stimulate discussion. These views are not necessarily the views of EarthDiverse or the course moderators.
  • Any Term course can be taken independently of the others, and there are no prerequisites for any of our Term courses.
  • All classes encourage questions and group discussion. There are no assignments, required readings, quizzes, tests or exams.
  • PDF copies of each class presentation are emailed to all participants the next day so that you are free to focus on class content rather than taking notes. You are most welcome to come, sit back, relax, take part in and enjoy the discussions! (Please note that our Discussion groups do not have formal teaching presentations and hence will not have Powerpoint presentations to email out to the group.)
  • Course fees include a short tea/coffee/snack break in the middle of each session.
  • There are no refunds for missed classes.
  • Guests of registered participants are welcome to attend a single class at no charge.
  • Certificates of Completion for any particular Term Course or Series are available for Professional Development purposes upon request at the end of each Term or Series.

2021 TERM DATES & CLASS LOCATIONS:

  • Term 1: begins the week on Mon 15 Feb, and ends Fri 9 Apr 2021
  • Term 2: begins the week of Mon 10 May, and ends Fri 2 Jul 2021
  • Term 3: begins the week of Mon 2 Aug, and ends Fri 24 Sep 2021
  • Term 4: begins the week of Mon 18 Oct, and ends Fri 10 Dec 2021

Hamilton: Hamilton classes are held in the Conference Rooms at Artmakers, Norris Ward Park Arts Centre, 2 Seddon Road, Hamilton. The carpark entrance is off Seddon Road at the back of Norris Ward Park. The classroom is immediately to the left of the Waikato Society of Potters studio. There is plenty of free parking available in the carpark just outside the classroom.

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TERM COST PER COURSE:

HAMILTON & DISTANCE-LEARNING COURSES (8-week Terms):

  • Waged: $125 per person per term (includes GST + online registration fee)
  • Unwaged/Student/Senior: $100 per person per term (includes GST + online registration fee)

DISTANCE-LEARNING:

In addition to our regular in-person classes offered in Hamilton, we offer ‘Distance Learning’ options for all of our courses. These on-line live-streaming distance-learning options are offered via free Zoom software. Distance-learning options have been added for those living outside the Waikato or for those unable to attend our in-person classes in Hamilton. If you are a Distance-Learner you have the option of joining our regular live classroom sessions via Zoom at the regularly scheduled class time, or you can watch a video-recording of the Zoom classroom session at your leisure and study at your own pace.

Your instructor will send you instructions once you have registered for your course.

TO REGISTER:

Select the appropriate course link above, which will take you to the page for that particular course. Read the details for that course, and if you’d like to register, click on the blue “Register” button which will take you to Registration and Payment pages where you can securely enter in your payment details. A receipt will automatically be generated for you.