Fall 2023 - PHIL 880 G100
Class Number: 5748
Delivery Method: In Person
Important note regarding enrollment: PHIL 880 is required for and restricted to incoming Philosophy graduate students.
This course will cover a collection of prominent and influential essays from different areas across analytic philosophy in order to provide a foundation for the rest of the graduate program.
In addition to a short term paper, students will complete weekly assignments that will develop their reading, writing, and presentation skills. We will also set time aside to discuss philosophy as a profession.
COURSE-LEVEL EDUCATIONAL GOALS:
Students will gain familiarity with some foundational issues in analytic philosophy, as well as its style, methods, and norms. Major skills developed include reading, presenting, and the different stages and aspects of writing.
- Weekly assignments 50%
- Term paper 30%
- Participation 20%
All readings will be made available via Canvas.
REQUIRED READING NOTES:
Your personalized Course Material list, including digital and physical textbooks, are available through the SFU Bookstore website by simply entering your Computing ID at: shop.sfu.ca/course-materials/my-personalized-course-materials.
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.
ACADEMIC INTEGRITY: YOUR WORK, YOUR SUCCESS
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Students with a faith background who may need accommodations during the semester are encouraged to assess their needs as soon as possible and review the Multifaith religious accommodations website. The page outlines ways they begin working toward an accommodation and ensure solutions can be reached in a timely fashion.