IDIS 23500: Introduction to Great Issues Distance Learning – May 14-August 3 Open to all Students The course offers a consideration of fundamental issues affecting humankind from the perspective of our total experience, with an emphasis on the historical unfolding of those issues and great thinkers’ answers to them, mainly in the Western Tradition. Hone your reading, thinking and writing ...read more ... Awesome New Course Offered In History and Philosophy!
Melissa Duvall will be graduating this spring with a bachelor’s in liberal studies. While she had originally enrolled at PNW to earn her degree in nursing one of her class sparked an interest in chiropractic care. She plans on pursuing this passion after graduation at the Palmer College of Chiropractic, in Davenport, IA. You can ...read more ... Check Out What this PNW Student is Doing with Her BLS Degree!
After graduating with her B.A. degree in history from what was at the time Purdue Northwest, Stefanee Asche went on to serve in many different industries where she had duties in marketing, bookkeeping & technology. One of her current roles also includes precinct committeeman for the Lake County Democratic Party. However, perhaps her most notable career ...read more ... Former Purdue Northwest History Graduate Hired for Dream Job!
Check out this article in Northwest Indiana Life about one of our Alumni!read more ... Recent Purdue Northwest Graduate Patrick Cudzilo in the News
Prof. Mary Beth Connolly and other faculty were available to answer questions about majoring in history or philosophy at a recent open house. Did you know that these two majors provide an excellent background for people planning to attend law school? For those planning on a career in business, did you know that undergraduate history and ...read more ... Open House Event: Did you Know?
David J. Detmer published “Trying to Get it Right: A Reply to Four Critics,” in Sartre Studies International (Vo. 21, No. 2 , 118-133), and the “Foreword” to Tom Torluemke, Symptoms (Chicago: Public Media Institute, 2016, vxi). In November he also presented a paper on “Tortured Logic” at a conference of the North American Sartre ...read more ... Kudos: What the Professors Have Been up to
Study abroad can be a life-changing event. This is a great way to learn about other cultures, other world views, and in the process to learn more about yourself. The History and Philosophy Study Abroad Scholarship is funded through the Purdue University Northwest Department of History and Philosophy and is designed to support dedicated students ...read more ... Scholarships for Study Abroad
The philosophy faculty is planning the following events for the Spring 2017 semester. Additional information, including specific dates and locations, will be available when the arrangements are confirmed. Please “keep your eyes open” for further announcements once the Spring semester begins. Philosophy Matters Talk (Feb.)–Renee Conroy Philosophy Colloquium (Mar.)–Deepa Majumdar Philosophy Matters Talk (Apr.)–John Rowan There will also ...read more ... Upcoming Philosophy Events
Each semester we start my classes with these questions – what is plagiarism, when is it wrong, what should be done about it, and are there different types of plagiarism. Our students can be stricter than we are. They define plagiarism as theft – adding that it is wrong also because it is unfair to ...read more ... Pedagogy Circle: Essay on Plagiarism
Immigration. The topic is debated almost daily in the American media and played a prominent part in the recent national election. On November 30 Prof. James Pula addressed the question “Is the New Immigration Really New?” in a presentation in the History Colloquium Series. His approach was to compare data from the major immigrant groups ...read more ... Is the New Immigration Really New?