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

Philosophy Research Presentation (PHIL*4820)

Code and section: PHIL*4820*01

Term: Winter 2022

Instructor: Karyn Freedman


Method of Delivery:

This course will be taught in person on campus, i.e. Face-To-Face.

Course Description:

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 (virtual) conference. Students are expected to have a topic for their presentation at the beginning of the course. 

Required Textbooks:

There is no textbook for this class.

* 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.