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Aesthetics course on the Internet: spring 1998

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Julie C. Van Camp (jvancamp)
Mon, 24 Nov 1997 07:03:20 -0800

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I am pleased to announce that I am teaching a course on Philosophy of Art
(aesthetics) entirely on the Internet in spring 1998. This is a junior
level General Education course with no pre-requisites. It may also be taken
for graduate credit.

The class home page is now available:

Although designed primarily for matriculated students at CSU Long Beach, we
welcome enrollment from other students through our "Open
University/University College." The fee for non-CSULB students is $435 for
the three-credit semester-long course. Complete information on how to
register is available under "registration" on the class page. We cannot
guarantee that other institutions will accept these credits toward your
degree at another school, but we will be happy to correspond with
appropriate officials to assist you in transferring the credits to your own
college or university.

Some course elements will be restricted to registered students, including
weekly e-mail distribution of lecture notes and access to our class on-line
discussion group. Other course elements are available to anyone with access
to the Internet. Artsednet subscribers might be particularly interested in
our on-line readings. They include many hyperlinks to other resources on
the WWW, so students can see actual examples of the art discussed in the
readings. Extensive study questions are also included at the end of each
reading assignment, to assist in self-study.

I taught a "partially-on-line" version of this course in spring 1997.
Although that version included an in-person class meeting once a week, all
other course elements were on-line, so we could test them for this spring
1998 experiment taught entirely-on-line. We are confident that this will be
a very worthwhile learning experience in aesthetics.

Please forward this message to colleagues who might be interested in taking
the course. As this is a first-time experiment for us, I would appreciate
hearing from people via e-mail if they expect to register, so we can get a
sense of the number of students likely to enroll from off-campus.

Questions are welcome: jvancamp
Julie C. Van Camp, Associate Professor of Philosophy
California State University, Long Beach
1250 Bellflower Boulevard
Long Beach, CA 90840-2408
(562) 985-5545

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