Jason A. Beyer
Professor of Philosophy and Religious Studies

jason_beyer@ivcc.edu
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Office: A309    Office phone: 224-0583

B.S. in Philosophy and Psychology (both with honors), University of Wisconsin-Parkside, 1995.
M.A. in Philosophy, Loyola University of Chicago, 1998.
Ph.D. in Philosophy, Loyola University of Chicago, 2003.

Specializations: Applied Ethics, Philosophy of Religion
Other Areas of Research and Interest:
Critical Race Theory, Ethical Theory, Existentialism, Feminist Philosophy, Holocaust and Genocide Studies, Human Sexuality, Kierkegaard, Nietzsche, Philosophy of Mind/Philosophical Psychology, Psychology of Human Judgment, Social/Political Philosophy, World Religions

 

Schedule and Office Hours for Spring 2017 Semester
 

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
Comparative Religions
9:00-9:50
A331
Ethics
9:30-10:45
A331
Comparative Religions
9:00-9:50
A331
Ethics
9:30-10:45
A331
Comparative Religions
9:00-9:50
A331
office hours
10:00-10:50
office hours
11:00-12:15
office hours
10:00-10:50
office hours
11:00-12:15
office hours
10:00-10:50
Logic
11:00-11:50
A331
Intro. to Philosophy
12:30-1:45
A331
Logic
11:00-11:50
A331
Intro. to Philosophy
12:30-1:45
A331
Logic
11:00-11:50
A331
         
office hours
1:00-2:00
  office hours
1:00-2:00
  office hours
1:00-2:00
         
      office hours
6:00-6:30
 
      Ethics
6:30-9:15
A331
 

Other office hours, if needed, will be made by appointment

 

Course Information

Contains course description, syllabi for each section currently being offered (or recently offered), course assignments and recommended reading lists for each course.

PHL 1001  Introduction to Philosophy  
PHL 1002  Ethics PHL 1002-75  Honors Ethics
PHL 1003  Philosophy of Religion PHL 1013  Comparative Religion
PHL 1005  Logic  

 

Work Due (Spring 2017 Semester)

COURSE/SECTION ASSIGNED WORK DUE DATE
Intro. to Philosophy  
Ethics TR    
Ethics R evening  

Logic    
Comparative Religion    
Comparative Religion (Honors Section) Capstone Project Proposal
Capstone Project
Self-Evaluation of Capstone Project
no later than March 3rd
completed by April 21st
no later than May 5th

Upcoming Events

On Monday, January 23rd, the IVCC Diversity Team will be hosting a presentation by Buddy's Purpose on heroin use awareness at noon in the Cultrual Centre.  Students in my classes can receive extra credit for attending.

Announcements

If any of the students in my Fall 2016 courses still wish to pick up their final work, I will hang onto in until the end of January.  Please stop by my office anytime from the start of the spring semester until then to get your work.

The I.V.C.C. Diversity Team is now accepting applications for the annual Martin Luther King Jr. Writing Contest.  This is open to all I.V.C.C. students.  Writings can be in any format, and should address something connected to current or historical civil rights issues.  The top three entries will receive cash awards and the opportunity to be presented to the I.V.C.C. community at a reception late in Febraury.  Entries should be emailed to Amanda Cook-Fesperman (with your name and phone numer for contact information) no later than Friday, February 10th. 

 

Other Information and Links

Academic Vita (C.V) Recent Reads
   
In Memoriam  
   
Essential Readings for College Students A Treasury of Ornery Philosophers
Kurt Vonnegut Quotes Woody Allen Quotes
   
Fun Vocabulary Yiddish Vocabulary
   
The Onion  
   
Philosophy Links Psychology Links
Holocaust and Genocide Studies Links Links to Advocacy Groups
Politifact (an independent political fact-checker) Flack Check (an independent source revealing misuse of quotes and statistics by political candidates)

last updated 1/17/17