How to Read the Assignment Schedule

Note: The following assignment schedule is subject to revision and is intended to be a general guide to the assignments this semester. The assignment written on the board at the beginning of each class takes precedence over this schedule. As the semester progresses, for the most recent version of our class schedule, check this URL:

If an update to the schedule is available, the version number will be a number higher than Version 1.0. (For example, the first revision, if there is one, will be labeled Version 1.1)

In the ``Date'' column, the number after M, W, or F is the number sequence of the class, counting from the beginning of the semester. M, W, and F stand for ``Monday,'' ``Wednesday,'' and ``Friday'' respectively.

In the ``Class Topic'' column, the subjects covered by that day's class are listed, together with important due dates for assignments, including tests. Important: The ``Assignment'' column lists the day an assignment is assigned, not the day the assignment is due. Assignments are due at the beginning of the next class meeting period unless stated otherwise.

The textbook for the course Reading for Philosophical Inquiry: A Brief Introduction to Philosophical Thinking is abbreviated RPI in the Assignment Schedule below.

The reading assignments refer to the URLs or the Internet addresses of online readings. You may access the Reading for Philosophical Inquiry readings in HTML form by navigating to this URL:

and scroll to the bottom of the page for the table of contents as a list of hyperlinks to the appropriate article. (No page numbers are given for HTML pages.)

Note that almost 40% of the reading assignments are the online class notes which are meant to supplement your class notes and are abbreviated in the Assignment Schedule as CN. Several reading assignments are given from Introduction to Ethical Studies: An Open Source Reader, abbreviated in the Assignment Schedule as IES.

These assignments are most easily accessed from the PDF and HTML assignment pages on the philosophy Website where all URLs are hyperlinked to the assignments.

Please also refer to the example online tests, quizzes, and links online which are not listed below in this assignment sheet but which can be accessed from the class homepage.

Lee Archie 2011-01-08