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PHIL 4350/5350—Catching Lives Worth Living:

Participation in the Growth of a Living-Learning Community

A two-credit, week-long, educational professional development opportunity

For all qualified individuals; enrollment in a degree-granting program is not required.

Are you interested in democratic traditions of education? Do you want to learn about the pedagagical approach used in Philosophy Camp (Phil 4326—Lives Worth Living) at the University of Minnesota? Would you like to experience first-hand the living-learning community that students and instructors are building? Are you ready to join in the learning and growth that students experience?

Educators, artists, college and university staff, human development professionals, and retirees—all who share an interest in the pedagogical approach used in Phil 4326 —are welcome to apply to attend its companion course, PHIL 4350/5350, for one week as resident fellows. Resident fellows involve themselves in the daily life of the course by engaging with students in all course activities and participating in instructional staff meetings. Resident fellows also have time to enjoy the peaceful country and work on their own projects. In past years, Philosophy Camp, has hosted fellows from as far away as Mexico, from small colleges and the University of Minnesota, as well as non-degree-seeking individuals from the local community.

We will have space for two fellows in each of the three weeks of the course. Fellows arrive on Sunday afternoon and depart the following Saturday afternoon.

For more information on daily activities and what to expect, please see the listings under
Phil 4326 on the course home page.

Contact David Holliday, Student Programs Coordinator for Off-Campus Study, at (612-626-2044), 240 Appleby Hall to check on available dates and schedule an appointment to review your application.

Program Cost

Total cost for PHIL 4350/5350 is $1000. The fee covers

Billing and payment due dates may vary according to student status.

For more information contact David Holliday, Student Programs Coordinator for Off-Campus Study, at (612-626-2044).

Download an application to attend:

Application for Phil 4350/5350 (DOC)

This document will be made available as a paper copy, and in other formats as needed by contacting the Philosophy Camp Student Advisor for Off-Campus Study Programs. The Philosophy Camp Student Advisor is available to meet by appointment and may be reached at 612-626-2044 or

Applications will be accepted until all openings are filled.

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