Matthew's Instructional Web

Matthew Daude Laurents, Ph. D.

Department Chair

Professor of Philosophy and Religion
Austin Community College

Philosophy, Religion, Humanities
Department Administrative Web

Current Courses
Past Courses

Welcome to my instructional web!


Attention Online students!

My online Philosophy courses for the 11-week and first 6-week summer sessions are open for business! Log into Blackboard to access your course. The Orientation and other course documents are available in the Blackboard classroom.

Syllabi for my courses are available in the course schedule. Click "Syllabus" next to the course in which you are interested.

Note: I open the Blackboard classroom for my online courses no more than one week before the semester begins.

Fall, 2015 Honors Intro to Philosophy: If you're happy and you know it: philosophy and the meaning of life

This course introduces major figures and movements in philosophy by examining a core problem in the Western tradition, viz., the meaning of life. Various philosophical and literary texts and works of art that deal with this problem will provide opportunities to learn and practice philosophical analysis.

For a brief overview of the course, see this prospectus, or click here for a more personal statement concerning the motivation for this course. Email me if you have questions. Note that enrollment is restricted, and not by me. Please call the Honors Program at 223-6555 or visit the Honors website for enrollment information.

Contact Information

Office Rio Grande Campus, Room 3105
ACC email
Instructional email
Instructional Web

Instructional Office Hours

Mondays and Wednesdays

11:00 to 12:00

RGC 3105
Tuesday and Thursday 10:30 to 12:00 online using Facebook

Other times by appointment

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Distance Learning corner: Did you know . . .

You can earn a degree in philosophy at ACC by distance learning!

Distance Learning information and resources

Is Distance Learning right for you?

I'm a Bright. Are you?

This page was last updated 08/14/2010 11:53