Philosophy is a reasoned pursuit of fundamental truths concerning the nature of the world and humanity. It is the basis of value and ethical obligation. Philosophy seeks to discern the nature and scope of knowledge, both scientific and otherwise, to establish standards of evidence. It seeks out rational ways of resolving conflict and creates techniques for evaluating ideas and arguments.
Philosophy graduates from Parkside have developed skill in the presentation, analysis and criticism of arguments, and insight into human values and the rational bases that have been proposed for them.
They learn to listen critically and understand opposing views to identify and appreciate the values behind a person's thinking and to hold their own in debate. As a result, they have been able to pursue a variety of vocational interests.
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Students with a certificate in Ethics are able to reflect on concrete ethics issues, state their arguments and views clearly, assess the quality of ethical argumentation, and understand complex ethical theories. This is a new and exciting opportunity for students of any major.
The Certificate in Ethics requires 12 credits. Two classes will be required and 2 others will be chosen from a list of available classes.
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STUDENT ORGANIZATIONS AND CLUBS
- Mock Trial
- Pre-law Society
- Parkside Philosophical Society
- Phi Sigma Tau
After completion of his doctoral studies he held a one year lectureship at UW-Parkside and taught a wide array of undergraduate courses. He taught on subjects related to American politics, comparative politics, and European politics.
Following his lectureship, he held a Postdoctoral Fellowship at Lunds Universitet in Sweden. While in Sweden, he worked on projects related to radical right political parties and gender politics. Further, he taught at the graduate level in political methodology and advised Bachelor's and Master's theses.
Dr. Hansen rejoined UW-Parkside as an Assistant Professor in Fall of 2018. His current research projects are related to political behavior in the areas of radical right party voting behavior and gender politics.