Peter Van Dusen
Recipient of the Fall 2022
Teaching Excellence Award
• December, 147th Commencement Ceremony
This award recognizes outstanding contributions to the Discipline or the College made by the members of our faculty and academic excellence in the teaching of Philosophy and in courses such as:
Introduction to Philosophy
A study of major issues in philosophy and/or the work of major philosophical figures in philosophy. Topics in philosophy may include theories of reality, theories of knowledge, theories of value, and their practical applications.
Introduction to World Religions
A comparative study of world religions, including but not limited to Hinduism, Buddhism, Judaism, Christianity, and Islam.
Introduction to Logic
The purpose of the course is to introduce the student to symbolic logic, including syllogisms, propositional and predicate logic, and logical proofs in a system of rules.
Introduction to Ethics
The systematic evaluation of classical and/or contemporary ethical theories concerning the good life, human conduct in society, morals, and standards of value.
The Award also recognizes contributions by our faculty in the leadership of co-curricular activities such as the Philosophy Club, the Ethics Bowl, the Intercollegiate Civil Disagreement Partnership, or one of the other student organizations and programs that is sponsored and supported by the
Philosophy Faculty of St. Philip's College.