PHIL 292 001 – Pre-College Philosophy

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Instructor: Steven Swartzer. This course meets Tuesdays & Thursdays from 12:30 p.m. – 1:45 p.m. in Peabody 216.

The primary purpose of this course is to train undergraduate students to serve as coaches for local High School Ethics Bowl (HSEB) teams that will participate in HSEB competitions (including the 2013 North Carolina High School Ethics Bowl and the 2014 National High School Ethics Bowl). To this end, undergraduate students receive instruction on rules, regulations, and competition strategies of HSEB and review forms of argumentation and relevant ethical theories. Class members also work with the instructor and each other to develop the necessary skills to work effectively and cooperatively with high school students and teachers. Throughout the semester, students take on the responsibility of preparing their assigned HSEB team for competition, facilitating weekly meetings with high school students and organizing mock HSEB competitions.

Check out this article about the class, published in the Carolina Arts and Sciences magazine.

Steven Swartzer’s webpage