Fall 2020 - PHIL 880 G100

Pro-Seminar (5)

Class Number: 3982

Delivery Method: Remote

Overview

  • Course Times + Location:

    Th 2:30 PM – 5:20 PM
    REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby

Description

COURSE DETAILS:

 Important note regarding enrollment:  PHIL 880 is required for and restricted to incoming Philosophy graduate students.

The Graduate Pro-Seminar, required for incoming graduate students, provides an opportunity to work on key skills of the profession while examining a range of philosophically influential work, coming to terms with the expectations of graduate work in philosophy, and interacting with and getting to know other members of the cohort. Students will be introduced to various current topics in philosophy through the work of research-active members of the philosophy department.

Grading

  • Weekly summaries/discussion questions 20%
  • Class presentation 20%
  • Two short papers (30% each) 60%

NOTES:

Course delivery: synchronous. Presence is required during scheduled seminar time.

Materials

REQUIRED READING:

All readings will be provided on Canvas.

Graduate Studies Notes:

Important dates and deadlines for graduate students are found here: http://www.sfu.ca/dean-gradstudies/current/important_dates/guidelines.html. The deadline to drop a course with a 100% refund is the end of week 2. The deadline to drop with no notation on your transcript is the end of week 3.

Registrar Notes:

ACADEMIC INTEGRITY: YOUR WORK, YOUR SUCCESS

SFU’s Academic Integrity web site http://www.sfu.ca/students/academicintegrity.html is filled with information on what is meant by academic dishonesty, where you can find resources to help with your studies and the consequences of cheating.  Check out the site for more information and videos that help explain the issues in plain English.

Each student is responsible for his or her conduct as it affects the University community.  Academic dishonesty, in whatever form, is ultimately destructive of the values of the University. Furthermore, it is unfair and discouraging to the majority of students who pursue their studies honestly. Scholarly integrity is required of all members of the University. http://www.sfu.ca/policies/gazette/student/s10-01.html

TEACHING AT SFU IN FALL 2020

Teaching at SFU in fall 2020 will be conducted primarily through remote methods. There will be in-person course components in a few exceptional cases where this is fundamental to the educational goals of the course. Such course components will be clearly identified at registration, as will course components that will be “live” (synchronous) vs. at your own pace (asynchronous). Enrollment acknowledges that remote study may entail different modes of learning, interaction with your instructor, and ways of getting feedback on your work than may be the case for in-person classes. To ensure you can access all course materials, we recommend you have access to a computer with a microphone and camera, and the internet. In some cases your instructor may use Zoom or other means requiring a camera and microphone to invigilate exams. If proctoring software will be used, this will be confirmed in the first week of class.

Students with hidden or visible disabilities who believe they may need class or exam accommodations, including in the current context of remote learning, are encouraged to register with the SFU Centre for Accessible Learning (caladmin@sfu.ca or 778-782-3112).