Catalog 2020-2021

Philosophy Odyssey Guide

 Based on the Hendrix faculty’s longtime awareness of the educational value of engaged learning, the Odyssey Program was implemented in the fall of 2005 to encourage all Hendrix students to embark on educational adventures in experiential learning. While the graduation requirement includes the completion of an approved experience in at least three of the six Odyssey categories, the Program importantly allows students to learn more about themselves and the world around them. For more information, and to access the Odyssey Program Guide, click here.

Below you will find examples of ways students pursuing a major or minor in this department or program have encountered Odyssey. Remember that these are only suggested opportunities; students are encouraged to propose their own creative Odyssey projects. Further, Odyssey experiences do not need to be related to your major or minor.

Philosophy majors are diverse and unique. There are no established pathways to Odyssey through the major. Majors should follow their passions, interests, and think of creative opportunities. Philosophy majors should consult with their advisor early in the major to discuss Odyssey interests and possibilities. One philosophy course is coded Service to the World (SW), PHIL 206 B1 Special Focus: Ethics in the Face of Poverty. You might consider this course if you are interested in the topic. Those admitted to Senior Thesis (PHIL 497) will receive UR Undergraduate Research credit.

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