PhD Seminar (PHIL*6960) | College of Arts

PhD Seminar (PHIL*6960)

Code and section: PHIL*6960*01

Term: Fall 2021

Instructor: Don Dedrick


Method of Delivery:

This course meets face to face, once a week for 1.5 hours. Some sessions may be virtual, on the Microsoft Teams virtual platform.

Course Synopsis:

This course aims to develop a range of academic and professional skills. The course is divided into four sections.

  1. Awards: skills for successful grant and fellowship applications; SSHRC and OGS fellowships; public communication of research.
  2. Teaching: skills for running effective tutorials and classes; fostering inclusive and respectful teaching environments; teaching your own course.
  3. Research: conference participation; research programs; bibliographic software: journal publication; thesis proposals; oral qualifying exams.
  4. Careers: career strategies; professional career development; academic careers; non-academic careers; preparing for the job market.

Assignments & Means of Evaluation:

This course is Pass or Fail. Attendance is mandatory. Completion of a number of assignments, over the course of the term is required.

Required Textbooks:

 This course uses online resources.

Please note:  This is a preliminary web course outline only.  The Philosophy Department reserves the right to change without notice any information in this description.  The final, binding course outline will be distributed in the first class of the semester.