Philosophy Research Presentation (PHIL*4820) | College of Arts

Philosophy Research Presentation (PHIL*4820)

Code and section: PHIL*4820*01

Term: Fall 2021

Instructor: Stefan Linquist


Method of Delivery:

This course requires a considerable amount of independent work and will not meet every week. For the weeks in which we do convene as a group, there will be both in person and online synchronous options. Ideally the final conference will be in person. Meetings with the professor will be mostly online. 

Course Synopsis:

The focus of this course is on mastering the oral presentation of a philosophical argument, as well as engaging in respectful, intellectually honest discussion with one’s audience. Over the course of the semester students will develop and present a philosophical argument, working independently, together as a group, and one-on-one with the instructor. We will work on research skills (e.g. finding high-quality philosophical articles relevant to your topic), writing skills (e.g. developing a convincing philosophical argument), and presenting skills (e.g. effective oral communication). By the end of the semester students will be ready to present their work at an end-of-semester conference. 

Assignments & Means of Evaluation, i.e.:

Weekly assignments – 70%
Final presentation – 30% 

Required Textbooks:



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.