PHIL 300

Philosophical Writing

Philosophy College of Humanities

Course Description

Writing philosophical papers about philosophical texts or problems. Research methods in philosophy. Library research paper.

When Taught

Fall and Winter

Grade Rule

Grade Rule 8: A, B, C, D, E, I (Standard grade rule)

Min

3

Fixed

3

Fixed

3

Fixed

0

Note

Fulfills GE Advanced Written and Oral Communications requirement. No course challenges accepted.

Title

Critical Reading and Writing

Learning Outcome

<p>Cultivate advanced critical reading and writing skills used in summarizing, paraphrasing, formulating, analyzing and evaluating philosophical arguments, and in prewriting, drafting, revising, critiquing, editing, and proofreading philosophical essays.</p>

Title

Research

Learning Outcome

<p>Use scholarly research tools (including library and internet resources) in writing expository, persuasive, and philosophical essays; effectively use and cite researched material</p>

Title

Writing and Rhetoric

Learning Outcome

<p>Learn advanced strategies of writing clearly on a well-defined topic using correct grammar, accepted usage, stylistic conventions appropriate to philosophy, and a voice, tone, and level of formality suited to one's intended audience</p>