Faculty Information & Resources

This folder provides some essential information about the philosophy program for all new and returning faculty.

Contact Information:

Chair of department: Dr.Helen Graham, helen.graham@hccs.edu, 713-718-7258

Department Administrative Assistant: Administrative Assistant, Morgan Yette, morgan.yette@hccs.edu, 713-718-6796

Office: Room 125, Codwell Hall, Northeast Campus, 555 Community College Dr.

Program Coordinator: Parish Conkling, parish.conkling@hccs.edu



When designing your syllabus, keep in mind that the syllabus is the document that defines the plan and expectations for the course. As such it should clearly outline what content you plan to cover, what instructional resources are recommended and required, and grading expectations. Additionally, this is the place where you need to explicitly state any policies or procedures governing your classroom and curriculum (including behavior, deadlines, absences, penalties, etc.). Finally, when constructing your syllabus, consider that this document will be read by students with (likely) little or no familiarity with you, your class, your subject matter. Write the syllabus in such a way that key information is clearly emphasized and the document is both engaging and clear.

Required syllabus information and recommendations for how to construct your syllabus can be found at the CTLE just in time orientation.


Program Student Learning Outcomes:

The following outcomes are expected to be obtained by all students completing philosophy courses at HCC:

  1. Demonstrate an understanding of arguments, problems, and terminology in philosophy.
  2. Analyze and critique philosophical texts in ways that demonstrate an awareness of argument structure and the evaluation of philosophical claims.
  3. Present logically persuasive arguments orally and in writing that are relevant to philosophical issues covered in course material.
  4. Evaluate personal and social responsibilities of living in a diverse world in terms of the philosophical issues raised in course material.

Further information provided at pages below: