David Vessey, Interim Chair
Christine DeMichieli, Office Coordinator
Mackinac Hall B3-105
Allendale, Michigan 49401
Tel (616) 331-2114
Fax (616) 331-2601
The Department of Philosophy offers both a Major and a Minor in Philosophy.
The Department counts 22 full-time faculty members working in a variety of specialties.
The Department's international faculty is made of active scholars who are committed to undergraduate education. They are at Grand Valley to share their expertise in a wide variety of philosophical schools, national traditions, historical periods, and specialized areas of philosophical work.
The curriculum is designed to provide a foundation of solid understanding of the history of philosophy, but also to encourage students to pursue work in their own areas of interest. Formal coursework is only one part of the Philosophy student's education. Since inquiry and study are most fruitful when conducted in a vital community of fellow scholars, the Department is committed to offering a number of excellent learning opportunities that go beyond traditional classroom structures.
Use the following link or click navigation tab on the left entitled Course Offerings for a list of Philosophy 200-400 courses: course-offerings-spring-su-2017-winter-2018-108.htm
All are invited to attend our series of colloquium presentations by GVSU faculty and guests. These will begin again in Fall 2017
See details for next Colloquium on the Upcoming Colloquium Events webpage
The 19th International Society for Ethics Across the Curriculum Conference is accepting submissions! The conference will be held in Grand Rapids on October 5-7, 2017.
Please visit the SEAC website for more information!
GVSU is hosting the 19th International Conference for the Society for Ethics Across the Curriculum on October 5-7, 2017.
Visit the SEAC website for more information!