REVISED! CORRECTED DATES!
Course Syllabus Fall 2010 Tuesday-Thursday 10:30am - 11:45am in Maclean 165
Office: Bridges 359B Office: 477-4089
Office hours: MWF 9 am to 1 pm & by appointment
SIX ARGUMENT SUMMARIES
Philosophers argue and analyze arguments. You will present, as a set of premises (and not in paragraph form), 12 distinct arguments that I have identified for you. Each argument summary is to be typed or very neatly printed. Limit each summary to one side of a standard sheet of paper. (It may not take that much space: thatís the limit on length.)
The purpose of this assignment is to get you to give extended attention to some important arguments before we discuss them in class. SAMPLE ASSIGNMENT HERE.
For each exam, I will hand out a set of questions. You will answer two. Further instructions will be provided with the exam questions.
An essay question will be assigned to you.
I expect each student to read the assigned material before we discuss it in class. Each student will have read it, reflected on it, and will be prepared to talk about it. Students who meet these expectations will be rewarded if their final grade is in any way borderline.
If you submit your work the calendar day after it is due, it loses half its total grade on a 4.0 scale. The next day, it can do no better than a grade of D (1.0 on a 4.0 scale). After that, it receives a grade of F.
There is no make-up work. There is no extra-credit work.
EXTENSIONS ON DUE DATES
If you anticipate that you
cannot complete required work by its assigned deadline, you must contact
me in advance and ask for an extension on its due date. Extensions of one day are
automatically granted if the request is made (via written note, voice
mail, or email) at least one day before the assigned due date.
Extensions exceeding one day require that you talk to me personally about
your situation so that we can negotiate a reasonable extension.
EXPECTATIONS ABOUT STUDENT WORK
This is an upper level course. I will enforce the University's policies on student conduct. I expect all essays to conform to recognized standards of presentation, originality, and documentation of sources. For more information, click here.
COURSE READING SCHEDULE
(Week beginning Aug. 23)
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(Week beginning Sept. 6)
(Week beginning Sept. 13)
(Week beginning Sept. 20)
(Week beginning Sept. 27)
(Week beginning Oct. 4)
Week 8 (Week
beginning Oct. 11) (HOLIDAY on Oct. 12)
(Week beginning Oct. 18)
Week 10 (Week beginning Oct. 25)
(Week beginning Nov. 1)
12 (Week beginning Nov. 8)
Week 13 (Week beginning Nov. 15)
Week 14 (Week beginning Nov. 22) (HOLIDAY on Nov. 25)
Locke: Continue discussion of Book II
Week 15 (Week beginning Nov. 29)
Locke: Read Book IV
Final Exam for PHIL 305 is at noon on Tuesday, Dec. 14
Last updated Aug. 24, 2010