Archives for the month of: March, 2013

Hi!  Here’s the sign up sheet for the second oral exam.

You can sign up by simply typing your name next to the timeslot you want.

There are a few rules, the same as for the first oral exam.  Please follow them.

1. Sign up for one spot and one spot only.  If you change your mind, sign up for a new blank timeslot and remove your name from your old one.

2. Don’t steal someone else’s spot by deleting their name and typing yours in instead. If someone else has gotten to the timeslot you wanted before you did, that’s too bad, there are plenty of other timeslots available.  If you really need a specific timeslot, sign up early!

3. Don’t create new timeslots!  If you’re late to the party and you don’t find a timeslot you like, the solution is NOT to randomly create a new timeslot!

4. Don’t delete the breaks!  It’s to everyone’s benefit to have a happier professor grading your oral exams, and losing my built-in breaks will make me less happy.

Any questions, send me an email.  Happy signing up!


Welcome back from spring break! 

On Wednesday, 3/27, you will present in class, as a group, the final version of your utopia and read an excerpt of your story.  You will email all elements of your utopia to your professor (me!) by 11:59 PM that night.

Your rubrics are due in class, to me, on 4/1.  This is not an April Fool joke.

By 4/3 at 11:59 PM, please email me a proposal for your final project.

In the week of 4/8, the second oral exam will take place.  You can find the guide for the oral exam in the post of March 19th.

We’re entering the home stretch–stay strong!

The Second Oral Exam Guide!

(or: how your professor has spent the first bit of spring break.  🙂 )

Please note: no class next week–enjoy the spring break!
After spring break we’ll be continuing our explorations. If you have the new edition, the chapter on the external world is titled “Appearance and Reality.” So, read either “External World” or “Appearance and Reality” in addition to the chapters from Law, The Philosophy Gym.

And, if you missed today’s eportfolio workshop, please work with one of your classmates who attended to create your new eportfolio for the class! Remember to use the Philosophy Template and add yourself to the course for Philosophy for Spring 2013.

Remember!  Today we meet in E-230 for e-portfolio training.  Don’t come to the usual classroom, we won’t be there!

Remember, due today by email at 11:59 PM is an outline and plot summary of your fictional representation (your short story) depicting your dystopia or utopia!

Here are the guidelines for the final creative project.

Post your utopia summaries (“What ifs”) as comments on this post by 11:59 PM on March 4, and also email them to me.