PHIL 505 A: Seminar in Teaching Philosophy

Meeting Time: 
Th 3:30pm - 5:20pm
SAV 359
Ian Schnee
Ian Schnee

Additional Details:

In this seminar, graduate students learn and develop skills for teaching quiz sections of lecture courses in philosophy as well as designing their own course. Topics include creating an inclusive classroom environment, generating dynamic discussions, fairness in grading, and time-management skills. Students also examine current literature on pedagogy and develop classroom activities that implement ideas from that literature. Prerequisite: graduate standing in philosophy. Credit/no-credit only.

TEXT: No Textbook Required – readings will be available on Canvas.

Catalog Description: 
Investigates how to develop and design effective courses in philosophy, and how to lead and teach these courses at the university level. Topics include assignment scaffolding, just-in-time teaching, equity in the classroom, backward course design, active learning, Bloom's taxonomy, time management, and teaching statements. Prerequisite: graduate standing in philosophy; PHIL 504. Credit/no-credit only.
Last updated: 
April 17, 2020 - 9:14pm