John Lawson
Associate Professor, Social Science
(276) 223-4731
127 Smyth Hall
Office Hours: 
Monday - 9:00 - 9:30 and 12:25 - 3:00
Tuesday - 9:00 - 3:00
Wednesday - 9:00 - 9:30 and 12:25 - 3:00
Thursday - 9:30 - 12:15 (Online)

Personal Information

Hometown: 
Fincastle, Virginia
High School Attended: 
James River High School
Degrees and Certifications: 
Undergraduate degree in Philosophy and Religion with a minor in Geology.
Masters degree in liberal studies with a concentration in Philosophy.
All course work for a masters in sociology and PhD in sociology
Community Service Activities: 
Board member Attic Productions
Upward Basketball coach
Special Interests: 

Filming Golf Volleyball Any sport Act/sing/dance/write

The best thing about working at WCC is...: 
...being able to incorporate my personal life into my job. At WCC, I have always been encouraged to creatively intertwine my personal interests with my teaching job allowing me to engage my students more effectively and to create a fun learning environment.

Current Teaching Schedule

Humanities

HUM 100: Survey of The Humanities

HUM 100: Survey of The Humanities Introduces the humanities through the art, literature, music, and philosophy of various cultures and historical periods. Lecture 3 hours per week. 3 credits
Class Number Credits Days Dates Time Location Building Room Class Section Instruction Mode Instructor Class Notes
37800
HUM  100-95 Course Materials
3 MTWRFSU 2020-08-24 - 2020-12-21 01:47:00 - 01:48:00 VIRTUAL Virtual 1 95 Online w/E-Rate Lawson,John C Additional $69.99 course fee required for class materials.
37803
HUM  100-96 Course Materials
3 MTWRFSU 2020-08-24 - 2020-12-21 01:48:00 - 01:49:00 VIRTUAL Virtual 1 96 Online w/E-Rate Lawson,John C Additional $69.99 course fee required for class materials.

Philosophy

PHI 101: Introduction To Philosophy I

PHI 101 Introduces a broad spectrum of philosophical problems and perspectives with an emphasis on the systematic questioning of basic assumptions about meaning, knowledge, reality, and values. Lecture 3 hours per week.
Class Number Credits Days Dates Time Location Building Room Class Section Instruction Mode Instructor Class Notes
37804
PHI  101-95 Course Materials
3 MTWRFSU 2020-08-24 - 2020-12-21 01:49:00 - 01:50:00 VIRTUAL Virtual 1 95 Online w/E-Rate Lawson,John C

PHI 220: Ethics

PHI 220 Provides a systematic study of representative ethical systems. Lecture 3 hours per week.
Class Number Credits Days Dates Time Location Building Room Class Section Instruction Mode Instructor Class Notes
37805
PHI  220-95 Course Materials
3 MTWRFSU 2020-08-24 - 2020-12-21 01:50:00 - 01:51:00 VIRTUAL Virtual 1 95 Online w/E-Rate Lawson,John C Optional synchronous meetings and lectures will be provided via zoom.
37806
PHI  220-96 Course Materials
3 MTWRFSU 2020-08-24 - 2020-12-21 01:51:00 - 01:52:00 VIRTUAL Virtual 1 96 Online w/E-Rate Lawson,John C Optional synchronous meetings and lectures will be provided via zoom.
37807
PHI  220-97 Course Materials
3 MTWRFSU 2020-10-19 - 2020-12-18 01:52:00 - 01:53:00 VIRTUAL Virtual 1 97 Online w/E-Rate Lawson,John C This 2nd 8-week class begins 10/19 and ends 12/18. Optional synchronous meetings and lectures will be provided via zoom.

Sociology

SOC 200: Principles of Sociology

SOC 200 Introduces fundamentals of social life. Presents significant research and theory in areas such as culture, social structure, socialization, deviance, social stratification, and social institutions. Lecture 3 hours per week.
Class Number Credits Days Dates Time Location Building Room Class Section Instruction Mode Instructor Class Notes
37812
SOC  200-95 Course Materials
3 MTWRFSU 2020-08-24 - 2020-12-21 01:54:00 - 01:55:00 VIRTUAL Virtual 1 95 Online w/E-Rate Lawson,John C Optional synchronous meetings and lectures will be provided via zoom.
37813
SOC  200-96 Course Materials
3 MTWRFSU 2020-08-24 - 2020-12-21 01:55:00 - 01:56:00 VIRTUAL Virtual 1 96 Online w/E-Rate Lawson,John C Optional synchronous meetings and lectures will be provided via zoom.

Student Development

SDV 100: College Success Skills

SDV 100 - Assists students in transition to colleges. Provides overviews of college policies, procedures, curricular offerings. Encourages contacts with other students and staff. Assists students toward college success through information regarding effective study habits, career and academic planning, and other college resources available to students. May include English and math placement testing. Strongly recommended for beginning students. Required for graduation. Lecture 1 hour per week.
Class Number Credits Days Dates Time Location Building Room Class Section Instruction Mode Instructor Class Notes
41813
SDV  100-101V Course Materials
1 ~~W~~~~ 2020-08-24 - 2020-11-02 11:00:00 - 12:15:00 VIRTUAL Virtual 1 101V Interactive Classroom Video Lawson,John C Zoom meetings may be required.

 

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