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.
Subject: The University of Michigan Law Day is Tuesday, Sept. 23!
You are cordially invited to the University of Michigan Law Day on Tuesday, September 23, from 3:00 PM to 6:00 PM, on the second floor of the Michigan Union on the UM Ann Arbor Central Campus. The Law Day is sponsored by the UM Career Center. This is a great opportunity to meet admissions representatives and learn about specific schools and programs. Whether your students are currently applying to law school or just "thinking" about it, they will be able to have productive conversations and gather helpful information. There is no fee to enter the UM Law Day although all attendees are required to stop by one of the check-in tables before entering the fair.
See more event's details and a list of participating schools at http://careercenter.umich.edu/article/law-day. There is limited metered parking available in front of the Union on State Street and behind, on Thompson St., in addition to a larger public parking structure on Maynard St. There is a lot of construction on campus and, consequently, detours. Please allow extra time to get here and park.
San Diego State University 3rd Annual Undergraduate Philosophy Conference, October 18-19, 2014. The theme this year will be feminist philosophy and women in philosophy. Submissions will be accepted in all areas of feminist philosophy, regarding women philosophers, OR written by female undergraduates. Students submitting need only meet one of the listed areas. Participation in the conference is open to undergraduates of all majors.
3rd Annual Michigan Undergraduate Philosophy Conference (scheduled for February 2015) Call for Abstracts and open Call for Papers for the philosophy undergraduate journal compos mentis. Both the conference and the journal (which will publish the proceedings of the February MUPC conference) are student run and managed. Although the conference has "Michigan" in the title, we welcome undergraduates from anywhere. Explore their web site which has archived the previous MUPCs and has links to all compos mentis issues: http://www.cognethic.org/conference_ug.html and http://www.cognethic.org/cm.html.
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.