Philosophy students at Albion get involved and gain experience through a number of opportunities outside of class. Scroll through some of the possibilities below and don't hesitate to contact the department for more information!
Movies, presentations, debate, and dialogue! For information about the Philosophy Club, contact
Phi Sigma Tau
Albion is affiliated with this national honorary organization in philosophy, as students' wishes dictate. Our local chapter has been active in arranging programs of intellectual significance to the campus and providing formal recognition to the academic achievements of our students.
Classes such as the Philosophy of Art or the Bertrand Russell Seminar often include field trips to libraries, museums, or galleries as part of the course. One of the Russell Seminar's trips to the Russell Archives at McMaster University resulted in the students publishing in Russell: The Journal of the Bertrand Russell Archives.
Albion's Institutes, Centers, and Honors Program
The field of philosophy characteristically emphasizes critical reasoning and writing skills on the methodological side, and inquiry into value issues on the substantive side. This combination makes the study of philosophy an important and meaningful addition to the curricular initiatives offered at Albion by the Prentiss M. Brown Honors Program, the Center for Sustainability and the Environment, the Gerald R. Ford Institute for Leadership in Public Policy and Service, the Institute for Healthcare Professions, and the Carl A. Gerstacker Institute for Business and Management, as well as the Pre-Law and Neuroscience concentrations. The websites of each include a description of relevant Philosophy courses.
2nd Annual Michigan Undergraduate Philosophy Conference in Flint, Michigan - February 21, 2014
Deadline for proposal submission is December 20, 2013.
Calvin College and Grand Valley State University (GVSU) 2nd Annual Undergraduate Philosophy Conference will be held at downtown Pew Campus of GVSU on March 21 - 22, 2014. Papers are now being accepted for undergraduate presentations on all topics in philosophy. Calvin and GVSU’s philosophy conference is held each year to promote excellence in philosophy and provide students an opportunity to present and receive rigorous feedback on their own work. The conference is free of charge. Submission deadline is January 31, 2014.
4th Annual Undergraduate Conference at Michigan State University, April 4 - 5, 2014, sponsored by the Philosophy Club and featuring a keynote address from Lorraine Code. Deadline for submission is February 1, 2014.
18th annual Pacific University Undergraduate Philosophy Conference, April 4-5, 2014, Pacific University, Forest Grove, Oregon. Submission deadline is February 1, 2014.
7th Annual Undergraduate Ethics Symposium at DePauw University – April 10-12, 2014
Deadline for submission online is February 1, 2014
Research and Fellowship Opportunities
The Humane Studies Fellowship: The fellowship from the Institute for Humane Studies is open to current or prospective full-time graduate students (including law students) from accredited universities anywhere in the world whose research interests are related to ideas of a free society. It provides annual grants of up to $15,000 toward your studies. Since its inception in 2003 they have handed out over $6.5 million to nearly 1800 students. Apply before Jan 5, 2014 and we’ll waive the $25 application fee. Just use code HSFJan5.
Elie Wiesel Prize in Ethics Essay Contest 2014
Deadline for submission online is December 2, 2013.
Philologoi: The Belmont University Undergraduate Journal of Philosophy
Episteme: Denison University's Undergraduate Journal of Philosophy. Deadline for submission has been extended to December 22, 2013.
Arete, The Undergraduate Philosophy Journal of Rutgers UniversityThe Humane Studies Fellowship
Summer Seminars and Institutes in Philosophy
None posted at this time; please check again soon.
Undergraduate Journals and Conferences Directory
See the list maintained by Mercyhurst College.