assignments

  • 1 Points(45-75%)
    formal
    required

    We'll use this assignment category for a variety of small exercises from quizes to group writing exercises, to short paragraph responses.
  • 2 "My MRFW Theory" - Final Paper(25-40%)
    formal
    required

    This 7-9 page paper is a statement of your theory of Moral Responsibility and Free Will, representing your current views on major questions addressed by the course. We will start the paper in early April and use peer rough draft review in the process.
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  • Co-Teaching / Class Presentation(5-10%)
    informal
    optional

    Choose an upcoming class and co-teach with me or follow up on a topic from one class and offer a presentation in the next class.
  • Journals(5-10%)
    informal
    optional

    Journal entries allow informal reflection on topics related to course material. Each entry should be 600-800 words. Journals should be completed by April 15. No need for anonymity on this assignment. Important: Turn journals in one at a time by email directly to me and wait for my reply. This allows more of an exchange about your views. 3 entries for 5% or 6 for 10%.
  • Movie or Book Group(5-10%)
    informal
    optional

    Get together with others in the class to watch and discuss one or two movies or one book on our course topic. Write a short paper summarizing the work and your critical response to it. No need for anonymity on this assignment. Send the paper directly to me by email. You can also do this on your own.
  • Short Research Paper(15-20%)
    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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