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PH 217 Ancient & Medieval Philosophy
Gale, Gregory S.


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Course

PH 217 Ancient & Medieval Philosophy

Semester

S2T 2013 DL

Faculty

Gale, Gregory S.

Title

Adjunct Professor of Philosophy

Degrees/Certificates

B.A. Philosophy, The Colorado College
M.A. Philosophy, The University of Connecticut

E-Mail

Gregory.Gale@park.edu

Class Time

TBA

Prerequisites

None

Credit Hours

3


Textbook:
All readings exist in the public domain and can be found online. See below or the webliography for a list of recommended websites, but you are free to find your own if you prefer.

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FAQ's for Online Students - You might find the answer to your questions here.

http://classics.mit.edu/Browse/index.html
http://philoctetes.free.fr/index2.htm
http://pftw.org/
http://www.gutenberg.org/

Course Description:
PH 217 Ancient and Medieval Philosophy : A survey of the central figures of classical and medieval philosophy, including the early Greek thinkers, Socrates, Plato, Aristotle, Augustine and Aquinas. Their contributions to the development of science, religious thought, and social and political theory are studied. 3:0:3

Class Assessment:
 

Assignment

Possible Points

Total Points

Total %

Core Assessment

250

250

25%

Discussion

10pts each post (max 20pts/wk)

160

16%

Short Papers

100 pts each

300

30%

Draft Paper

100 pts

100

10%

Draft Commentary

40pts

40

4%

Final Paper

150 pts{{

150

15%

TOTAL

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1000

100%

Grading:
 

Letter

Points

Percentage

A

895 -1000

90 - 100%

B

894 - 795

80 - 89.9%

C

794 - 695

70 - 79.9%

D

694 - 595

60 - 69.9%

F

594 - 000

50 - 59.9%

Classroom Rules of Conduct:
I expect all students will act in a respectful manner towards each other, themselves, this course and myself. If that is not clear, please refer to detailed  expectations laid out elsewhere, especially those concerning netiquette, academic honesty and plagiarism.

Course Topic/Dates/Assignments:
 

Week

Topic

Readings

Activities

Week I

Intro/Pre-Socratics

Thales; All/philoctetes

Archelaus; All/pftw.org

Diogenes; All/pftw.org

Zeno; All/philoctetes

Empedocles; 1-36/pftw.org

Xenophanes; All/pftw.org

Anaximenes; All/pftw.org

Anaximander; All/philoctetes

Post Introduction

Lectures

Readings

Discussion Posts

Week II

Plato I: Morality, Reason and Rhetoric

Apology/Crito

Lectures

Readings

Discussion Posts

Short Paper I

Week III

Plato II: The Nature of Justice

Republic Chapters I, II, IV (Excerpts)

Lectures

Readings

Discussion Posts

Week IV

Plato III: The Theory of the Forms

Republic Chapters VI-VII

Lectures

Readings

Discussion Posts

Short Paper II

Week V

Plato IV: Myth, Poetry and Education

Republic X, Poetics 1, 4-9, 13-15, 24

Lectures

Readings

Discussion Posts

Draft Paper Due

 

Week VI

Aristotle I: Function, End, Happiness

Ethics I Chapters 1-7, 13 (skip chapters 8-12), II

Lectures

Readings

Discussion Posts

Draft Commentary Due

Week VII

Aristotle II: Justice

Ethics V (Ch. 1-4, 6-7)

Lectures

Readings

Discussion Posts

Short Paper III

Week VIII

Aristotle III: Pleasure and the Good Life

Ethics X, (Chapters 1-7)

Lectures

Readings

Discussion Posts

Final Paper Due

Academic Honesty:
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Plagiarism:
Plagiarism involves the use of quotations without quotation marks, the use of quotations without indication of the source, the use of another's idea without acknowledging the source, the submission of a paper, laboratory report, project, or class assignment (any portion of such) prepared by another person, or incorrect paraphrasing. from Park University 2012-2013 Undergraduate Catalog Page 95

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  1. The instructor may excuse absences for valid reasons, but missed work must be made up within the semester/term of enrollment.
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  3. In the event of two consecutive weeks of unexcused absences in a semester/term of enrollment, the student will be administratively withdrawn, resulting in a grade of "F".
  4. A "Contract for Incomplete" will not be issued to a student who has unexcused or excessive absences recorded for a course.
  5. Students receiving Military Tuition Assistance or Veterans Administration educational benefits must not exceed three unexcused absences in the semester/term of enrollment. Excessive absences will be reported to the appropriate agency and may result in a monetary penalty to the student.
  6. Report of a "F" grade (attendance or academic) resulting from excessive absence for those students who are receiving financial assistance from agencies not mentioned in item 5 above will be reported to the appropriate agency.
ONLINE NOTE: Students must participate in an academically related activity on a weekly basis in order to be marked present in an online class. Examples of academically-related activities include but are not limited to: contributing to an online discussion, completing a quiz or exam, completing an assignment, initiating contact with a faculty member to ask a course related question, or using any of the learning management system tools.

Park University 2012-2013 Undergraduate Catalog Page 98

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Last Updated:3/2/2013 2:00:02 AM