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Philosophy

Philosophy of Water Summer Immersion

Due to the public health measures the University is taking to slow the spread of coronavirus disease (COVID-19), this event has been canceled, as we strive to protect the health of our community. 2021 event information is forthcoming.

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canoes

Take a philosophical voyage while gaining canoe paddling and camping skills close to home on the Little Miami River. Discover new perspectives on the world and learn new skills as part of a uniquely immersive learning experience that demonstrates how theory can inform action and contribute to the common good.

canoes

Take a philosophical voyage while gaining canoe paddling and camping skills close to home on the Little Miami River. Discover new perspectives on the world and learn new skills as part of a uniquely immersive learning experience that demonstrates how theory can inform action and contribute to the common good.

students on the river

Explore the intersections of philosophy and water in the context of a blended course consisting of online coursework and a week-long canoe trip on the Little Miami River. Study the significance of water in social justice and political ecology, discover how Buddhism says you are like water, and learn how Daoism sees water as the ideal role model. Get out of the classroom as you learn more about yourself and the Miami Valley from the seat of a canoe.

students on the river

Explore the intersections of philosophy and water in the context of a blended course consisting of online coursework and a week-long canoe trip on the Little Miami River. Study the significance of water in social justice and political ecology, discover how Buddhism says you are like water, and learn how Daoism sees water as the ideal role model. Get out of the classroom as you learn more about yourself and the Miami Valley from the seat of a canoe.

Topics of Interest

If you are interested in studying any of the following, this program is for you:

  • Water as a symbol or philosophical image
  • Access to water as a matter of social justice
  • Public waterways and the privatization of public lands
  • The role of water in urban and rural communities
  • Waterways as boundaries or zones of transition
  • Water and ecological health
  • Water rights and the privatization of water access
  • Water as a focal object for inviting comparison between faith traditions

Program Details

Gain three to six semester hours and meet two to four CAP requirements in this six-week summer program. The two courses offered are:

  • PHL 355: Asian Philosophy (meets CAP requirements for Advanced Philosophical Studies, Crossing Boundaries – Faith Traditions)
  • PHL 374: Philosophy and the City (meets CAP requirements for Advanced Philosophical Studies, Diversity and Social Justice, and Practical Ethical Action)

This immersion program takes place during the first term of Summer 2020 semester. This week-long canoe trip on the Little Miami River in Dayton starts on May 31 and concludes on June 7.

Program fee:

$330 (Includes all necessities for the week on the river (all camping equipment, all canoeing equipment, three meals a day, drinks, and some snacks))

Tuition:

$1610 per credit hour (minimum three credit hours, maximum six credit hours)

Total program cost:

$5160 for one course, $9990 for both courses

Not included: Transportation to and from Dayton.