assignments

  • Book Group or Interest Group(10%)
    informal
    optional

    You may read a book on your own or with other students on a topic related to ethics and journal about it, usually in two 500-700 word journals. No need for anonymity on this assignment.
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  • Class Presentation(5%)
    informal
    optional

    You may offer a class presentation on a relevant topic of your choice, or you may join me in presenting scheduled material from a class of your choice. In either case, you should meet with me prior to the presentation.
  • Critical Analysis 2 - Rough Draft Peer Review(0%)
    informal
    optional

    Use this dropbox only if you are participating in the optional rough draft peer review process.
    Dropbox
  • Critical Analysis Paper(15-25%)
    formal
    optional

    This is a standard philosophy paper (thesis driven and argued) in which you take on a topic relevant to class that can be discussed critically in 4-6 pages. You may use your real name on this assignment.
  • Critical Analysis Paper 1(10-20%)
    formal
    required

    This paper invites an analysis of a theoretical or applied problem in ethics. The 3-4 page paper will be peer reviewed. Submit with pseudonyms.
  • Critical Analysis Paper 2(10-20%)
    informal
    required

    This paper invites an analysis of a theoretical or applied problem in ethics. The 3-4 page paper will be peer reviewed. Submit with pseudonyms.
    Dropbox
  • Final Essays(20-30%)
    formal
    required

    During the final week of the term, you will be asked to write two short essays on central course themes. Open book and open note. Do not put your name on the document or file name.
    Dropbox
  • Journals(5-10%)
    informal
    optional

    Journal entries allow informal reflection on topics related to course material. Each entry will be 300-500 words, submitted through the dropbox. Journals must be completed by December 4. (3 entries for 5% or 6 for 10%)/ No need for anonymity on this assignment.
  • Q & W(25-35%)
    formal
    required

    We'll use this assignment for a variety of small exercises from quizes to group writing exercises, to short paragraph responses. With objective quizes you will use your name, but with Q&W writing exercises you will be asked to use a pseudonym.
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  • Short Research Paper(5-15%)
    formal
    optional

    This short research assignment allows you to look into a course question or topic of interest to you. The length and weight are determined by your question. Typically, this paper is 3-5 pages and can be informative or argued. No need for anonymity on this assignment.
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