Additional syllabus information

Please find below additional information that appears in only an abbreviated form on the printed/pdf version of the syllabus.

Disabilities and accommodation:

Reasonable accommodations will be provided for students with documented physical, sensory, systemic, medical, cognitive, learning and mental health (psychiatric) disabilities. If you believe you have a disability requiring accommodation in this class, please notify the Disability Resource Center (518- 442-5490; Upon verification and after the registration process is complete, the DRC will provide you with a letter that informs the course instructor that you are a student with a disability registered with the DRC and list the recommended reasonable accommodations.

Please see the University’s Statement of Reasonable Accommodation Policy In Response to the Americans with Disabilities Act for more information.

General Education Information:

APHI111 is a Humanities General Education course. Please see for information on General Education courses and requirements.

Humanities General Education courses aim to enable students to demonstrate knowledge of the assumptions, methods of study, and theories of at least one of the disciplines within the humanities.

Humanities general education courses in Philosophy like this one aim to enable students to demonstrate understanding of some central ideas in the discipline of Philosophy, as well as their creation and relevance to the present and to the world outside the university. This course aims to teach students to analyze and evaluate philosophical ideas and systems of reasoning and the values, traditions, and beliefs that they reflect; to employ the terms and understand the conventions particular to Philosophy; and especially to analyze and assess the strengths and weaknesses of ideas and positions along with the reasons or arguments that can be given for and against them.