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John Jensen

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Assistant Professor - Philosophy
Primary Phone: (208) 769-5916

Division: English and Humanities

Department: Philosophy

Location: Coeur d' Alene Campus
Building: Lee Kildow Hall (LKH)
Room: 204H


A.A., North Idaho College, Liberal Arts

B.S., Southern Oregon State College, Communications

M.A., University of Idaho, Philosophy


John Jensen is a proud North Idaho College alum (1987). As an NIC student, he ran on the track/cross country teams and studied Philosophy, Journalism, and Literature. He finished up at Southern Oregon University (1989). Jensen experimented with a variety of jobs after college—beach bum, volleyball and track coach, newspaper editor, college administrator—before attending University of Idaho for a Master’s degree in Philosophy. Since then, he has enjoyed teaching at NIC and serving as advisor to several clubs: Young Democrats, Secular Students Alliance, Devil’s Advocates, Students for Progressive Change, Philosophy Club, and Debate Club.

Jensen has always been fascinated by the mysteries and struggles of the human condition and enjoys exploring those topics in his Philosophy courses. He has an amazingly supportive wife, three wonderful step-daughters, two small dogs, a silly cat named Romeo who eats raspberries off the bush, and a neurotic feline named Flopsy who loves eating those flaky pistachio skins between the nut and the shell.


North Idaho College
CLC 100: College Transition
COMJ 140: Mass Media
COMM 209: Argumentation
COMM 101: Intro to Public Speaking
CINA 126: Film & International Culture
ENGL 099: Fundamentals for Writing
ENGL 101: Rhetoric & Writing I
INTR 250R: &a mp;#8220;250 years of Protest”
INTR 250W: “Meaning of Life”
PHIL 101: Intro to Philosophy
PHIL 103: Intro to Ethics
PHIL 201: Logic & Critical Thinking
PHIL 222: Environmental Ethics


University of Idaho
COMM 101: Intro to Public Speaking
PHIL 103: Intro to Ethics

Gonzaga University
PHIL 101: Logic & Critical Reasoning
PHIL 201: Philosophy of Human Nature
PHIL 301: Intro to Ethics

Community Colleges of Spokane
PHIL 101: Intro to Philosophy
PHIL 201: Logic & Critical Thinking