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MISSION OF THE PHILOSOPHY DEPARTMENT

The primary goal of the Philosophy Department is to enhance and improve the intellectual quality of education of every undergraduate student at the University of Akron by developing their critical thinking, reasoning, and evaluative skills.  These skills are necessary for success in every discipline and are of significant importance to each student's personal fulfillment and future success in any chosen occupation. 


PHILOSOPHY DEPARTMENT
FACILITIES

Shashi's ClassThe Philosophy Department is a complex of offices that houses a small computer lab, lounge area, and private library for philosophy students.  The library is used for department meetings and small seminar classes, such as the one pictured here. 

Lunches are held several times a semester in the lounge area, where philosophy faculty, staff, and students bring in food and eat together in a relaxed, informal setting.  The lunches typically have a designated theme, usually philosophical, making the selection of food both fun and thought-provoking.


PHILOSOPHY DEPARTMENT LOCATIONCASbuilding

454 CAS (College of Arts & Sciences Building)
The University of Akron

290 E. Buchtel Avenue
Akron, OH  44325-1903


Phone:  330-972-7094
Fax:     330-972-5505

The Philosophy Department is part of the Humanities Division of the Buchtel College of Arts and Sciences and is located on the 4th floor of the College of Arts & Sciences Building in room 454.  CAS is on the southeast corner of College Street and Buchtel Avenue.

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PHILOSOPHY CLUB

Philosophy Club meetings are usually held in the Student Union on Tuesdays, though some might be held on Wednesdays to accommodate more students.   Meetings begin at 5:00 PM and end around 6:30 PM.  For more information, you can contact the club president at UOAPhilosophyClub@gmail.com, or go to Orgsync.