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Peer Advising

Philosophy peer advisers are philosophy majors who have volunteered to help other students enrolled in philosophy classes.  The nature of this help can vary widely.  It can include advice about class choices.  But advisers may also address questions about a difficult passage in a text or a difficult philosophical argument. 

This service is a supplement -- not a substitute -- for meetings with the department’s faculty advisers, with course instructors, and with people in the Sweetland Center for Writing.  If you have a question that would be better addressed by someone else, you will be directed to the appropriate place.

Advising will be conducted via email.  The address is phil.peer.advisors@umich.edu.  Please put “peer advising” in the subject heading.  Someone will answer your question as quickly as possible.  Some advisers will choose to remain anonymous.  Others will identify themselves.

If someone using this service has any questions about it, please contact Judith Beck at phil-ug-coord@umich.edu.