Edward N. Zalta, Acting Associate Professor, Philosophy
Office: Cordura 202 (Campus Dr. and Panama)
Mailbox: Ventura Hall (Campus Dr. and Panama)
Hours: ... and by appt.
Tuesday, Thursday: 1:15--2:30 in Green Earth Sciences 131Required Texts
Optional discussion section (to be arranged)
1 term paper (10--15 pages) (30% of your grade)
2 midterm exams (each is 25% of your grade)
1 short paper (3--5 pages) (20% of your grade)
NO FINAL EXAM
NOTE: The exams will consist of questions designed to test how well you have assimilated the lectures and reading assignments. The short essay will be on a specific topic announced in class. The final essay will be on a more general topic; you will be asked to find a moral problem connected with that general topic and apply the methods of reasoning and analytic skills developed during the course of the quarter.
NOTE: The course schedule is tentative and the professor reserves the right to make changes as the quarter progresses. All such changes will be announced in class. Unless there is an announcement otherwise, the following material should be read by classtime of the day indicated.
1. No late papers, no makeup exams and no incompletes, unless special permission is granted by the professor in advance. Such permission will be accompanied by a grade penalty, which may be waived in the case of exceptional circumstances (such as genuine emergencies, etc.). Papers turned in late without advance permission lose one whole letter grade for each day it is late.
2. Participation in class, section, and/or steady improvement will be considered in determining your final grade, especially in borderline cases.
3. Reevaluations: Students may request a reevaluation of any exam or paper if they feel that it has been incorrectly graded. The work must be resubmitted within two weeks of the date the exam or paper was graded and returned.