San Francisco State University
Instructor for undergraduate courses.
Philosophy 110: Critical Thinking. Teach material covering the use of critical thinking to analyze arguments, evidence, and logic. Topics covering: Categorical Logic, Truth Tables, Logical Fallacies, Identifying Argument Structures, Inferential Logic, Sentential Logic. Also conduct analysis of applied ethics essays to 'capstone' the course and apply concepts. Conduct writing workshop to improve student's ability to write argumentation papers, as well as develop and integrate messaging to improve the persuasive effectiveness of their logic.
Sections 33 and 41 (Fall 2012) total of 74 students. Conduct 1.5 hour lecture twice per week.
Section 39 (Spring 2013): 35 students. 3 hour lecture, once per week.
Section 33 and 43 (Fall 2013) total of 75 students.
Philosophy 101: Introduction to Philosophy. Broad historical survey of philosophy, covering metaphysics, epistemology, existentialism, and ethics.Writings of Plato, Aristotle, Descartes, Hume, and Kant as well as several contemporary essays.
Section 8 (Spring 2013): total of 60 students. Conduct 1.5 hour lecture twice per week.