HONORS COURSE IN SELECTED TOPICS IN PHILOSOPHY
CCRI honors students and qualified non-CCRI students
Assistant Professor Paul Leclerc
interested students have asked me substantive and procedural questions
concerning the above course. It is listed in the CCRI Spring 2004 Course
Bulletin. I’m presenting the following information on the course in order to
answer these questions. If you
still have remaining questions please do not hesitate to call or e-mail me.
Location: Flanagan campus
Day, Time and Room: To be
Prerequisites: CCRI honors students
and non-CCRI students who meet the CCRI Honors Program eligibility standards.
Please consult the CCRI 2000-2002 Catalog, page 28, for an official description
of the Honors Program. Basically, you should have a 3.25 GPA in at least 15
semester hours. Introduction to Philosophy
(PHIL 1010) and Logic (PHIL 2040) are
preparatory for this course, but are not strict prerequisites.
Transferability: This course transfers
to the University of Rhode Island as equivalent to the upper level courses, PHL
401, 402, Special Problems in Philosophy,
and transfers to Rhode Island College as the upper level course, PHIL 393,
Course Description and Academic Information:
PHIL 2090 — Honors Course in Selected Topics in Philosophy
advanced one semester independent, directed study of a major philosopher (such
as, but not limited to Plato, Aristotle, Aquinas, Descartes, Locke, Kant) or the
study of selected problems in any of the main subfields of philosophy
(metaphysics, epistemology, ethics, logic). This course is available every
semester, but students desiring to take it must contact the Chair of the Social
Sciences Department (825-2169) at least one month before the end of the previous
semester. The Chair will identify a Philosophy faculty member who will work with
the student and provide a reading list on the philosopher or on the problems
chosen for study. May be repeated once for credit.
(Prerequisite: Cumulative grade point average of 3.25 and permission of
Course Format: As described above, this course is an “independent,
directed study” of 1) a major philosopher, or 2) a selected problem in any of
the main subfields of philosophy. Method of instruction includes individual
tutorials and group seminar sessions.
Course research projects and requirements:
The individual study projects must satisfy the conditions stipulated in the
course description. However, the precise nature of the written requirements will
vary depending on several factors. For example, one student may be better suited
at writing several shorter papers rather than one long paper. This area is
flexible and negotiable.
Paul Leclerc, Assistant Professor of Philosophy, Department of