assignments

  • Portfolio(25-50%)
    formal
    required

    Your portfolio is, by default, a collection of the philosophically significant work you do in the seminar. There are two required elements: a research paper and seminar contributions.

    Seminar contributions include everything from short presentations on topics that you are currently interested in or reading about to more formal presentations on the work leading up to your research paper. You may also add to your portfolio from a long list of optional assignments, which we will discuss in class. These include: Non-academic philosophical writing, bibliographies, short research papers, intellectual biographies, journaling, book groups, timelines, participation in a philosophy conference, creating a campus event, or many other possibilities. Your portfolio is likely to include peer reviews. By default, we will evaluate the portfolio together, holistically. You may choose to have specified percentages for particular assignments within the portfolio.
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  • Q&R(35-50%)
    formal
    required

    This assignment averages a variety of very short assignments, typically short objective questions about the readings and 1-2 page written responses. Sometimes these are solicited before the class meeting.
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