Viewing: PHI 300 : Ancient Philosophy

Last approved: Tue, 18 Sep 2018 08:00:55 GMT

Last edit: Sat, 18 Aug 2018 20:14:56 GMT

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Change Type
Major
PHI (Philosophy)
300
017195
Dual-Level Course
Cross-listed Course
No
Ancient Philosophy
Ancient Philosophy
College of Humanities and Social Sciences
Philosophy and Religion (16PHI)
38.0101
Philosophy.
Term Offering
Fall and Spring
Offered Every Year
Fall 2018
Previously taught as Special Topics?
No
 
Course Delivery
Face-to-Face (On Campus)

Grading Method
Graded with S/U option
3
16
Contact Hours
(Per Week)
Component TypeContact Hours
Lecture3.0
Course Attribute(s)
GEP (Gen Ed)

If your course includes any of the following competencies, check all that apply.
University Competencies

Course Is Repeatable for Credit
No
 
 
Timothy Hinton
Professor of Philosophy

Open when course_delivery = campus OR course_delivery = blended OR course_delivery = flip
Enrollment ComponentPer SemesterPer SectionMultiple Sections?Comments
Lecture4545NoNone
Open when course_delivery = distance OR course_delivery = online OR course_delivery = remote


Is the course required or an elective for a Curriculum?
Yes
SIS Program CodeProgram TitleRequired or Elective?
16PHILBA B. A. In Philosophy Elective
16PHILETH Philosophy-BA Sub-Plan Philosphy Ethics Concentration Elective
16PHILLAW Philosophy-BA Sub-Plan Philosophy of Law concentration Elective
16PHILBS Philosophy-BS Elective
16PHILLOG Philosophy-BS Sub-Plan Logic, Representation and Reason Elective
16PHM Minor in PhilosophyElective
Western philosophy of the ancient world, with special emphasis on Plato and Aristotle.

No revision. GEP-HUM review required.


No

Is this a GEP Course?
Yes
GEP Categories
Humanities
Humanities Open when gep_category = HUM
Each course in the Humanities category of the General Education Program will provide instruction and guidance that help students to:
 
 
Relate the accounts given by ancient philosophers of such fundamental goods as happiness, virtue, justice, and philosophy to the human experience.
 
 
Questions on the homeworks, reading assignments, the term papers, and the final exam.
Sample term paper prompts: “Critically examine Callicles’s defense of wanton hedonism”; “Critically evaluate Aristotle’s explanation of change or motion.”
 
 
Reconstruct the arguments offered by the philosophers we study in this course.
 
 
Questions on the homeworks, reading assignments, the term papers, and the final exam.
Sample homework questions: “What does Epictetus mean by the term hegemonikon?”; “Why does Aristotle think that all human beings desire, by nature, to know?”
 
 
Produce your own philosophical arguments about such fundamental goods as happiness, virtue, justice, and philosophy.
 
 
The papers, the midterm, and the final exam.
Sample exams questions: “Is a worthwhile life enjoyable?”, “Is it better to suffer injustice than to commit injustice?”
Mathematical Sciences Open when gep_category = MATH
Each course in the Mathematial Sciences category of the General Education Program will provide instruction and guidance that help students to:
 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

Natural Sciences Open when gep_category = NATSCI
Each course in the Natural Sciences category of the General Education Program will provide instruction and guidance that help students to:
 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

Social Sciences Open when gep_category = SOCSCI
Each course in the Social Sciences category of the General Education Program will provide instruction and guidance that help students to:
 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

Interdisciplinary Perspectives Open when gep_category = INTERDISC
Each course in the Interdisciplinary Perspectives category of the General Education Program will provide instruction and guidance that help students to:
 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

Visual & Performing Arts Open when gep_category = VPA
Each course in the Visual and Performing Arts category of the General Education Program will provide instruction and guidance that help students to:
 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

Health and Exercise Studies Open when gep_category = HES
Each course in the Health and Exercise Studies category of the General Education Program will provide instruction and guidance that help students to:
 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
&
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

Global Knowledge Open when gep_category = GLOBAL
Each course in the Global Knowledge category of the General Education Program will provide instruction and guidance that help students to achieve objective #1 plus at least one of objectives 2, 3, and 4:
 
 

 
 

 
Please complete at least 1 of the following student objectives.
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

US Diversity Open when gep_category = USDIV
Each course in the US Diversity category of the General Education Program will provide instruction and guidance that help students to achieve at least 2 of the following objectives:
Please complete at least 2 of the following student objectives.
 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

Requisites and Scheduling
100
 
a. If seats are restricted, describe the restrictions being applied.
 
na
 
b. Is this restriction listed in the course catalog description for the course?
 
na
 
List all course pre-requisites, co-requisites, and restrictive statements (ex: Jr standing; Chemistry majors only). If none, state none.
 
none
 
List any discipline specific background or skills that a student is expected to have prior to taking this course. If none, state none. (ex: ability to analyze historical text; prepare a lesson plan)
 
none
Additional Information
Complete the following 3 questions or attach a syllabus that includes this information. If a 400-level or dual level course, a syllabus is required.
 
Title and author of any required text or publications.
 
Plato Gorgias (Hackett) $9.00 new
C. D. C. Reeve and Patrick Lee Miller, editors Introductory Readings in Ancient Greek and Roman Philosophy, (Hackett) $53.00 new
 
Major topics to be covered and required readings including laboratory and studio topics.
 
See syllabus
 
List any required field trips, out of class activities, and/or guest speakers.
 
None
Three instructors teach one section each on a rotating basis so that on average one section is offered every semester.

GEP suffices


Student Learning Outcomes

GEP suffices


Evaluation MethodWeighting/Points for EachDetails
Homework1518 @ ~0.83; see syllabus
Readings assignments152 @ 7.5; see syllabus
Essay402 term papers @ 20; see syllabus
Final Exam25See syllabus
Attendance5See syllabus
TopicTime Devoted to Each TopicActivity
Pre-Socratics 0.5 wkSee syllabus
Plato's Gorgias2 wksSee syllabus
Plato's Meno1 wkSee syllabus
Plato's Phaedo1.5 wksSee syllabus
Plato's Republic2.5 wksSee syllabus
Aristotle's De Anima0.5 wksSee syllabus
Aristotle's Nicomachean Ethics 2 wksSee syllabus
Aristotle's Physics & Metaphysics 1.5 wksSee syllabus
Epicurus, Lucretius, Seneca, Epictetus2 wksSee syllabus
Plotinus1 wkSee syllabus
Review for Final Exam0.5 wkSee syllabus
GER>GEP Providing last approved information
Last approved syllabus- 2006
No university approved GEP information found in records

CIM Notes:
Course objectives needed in CIM
16 weeks added as course length based on university standards
GEP attribute indicated (box checked)
Course delivery needed in CIM
GEP measures and outcomes needed in CIM
Grading/evaluation method added from last approved syllabus
Student Learning Outcomes added from last approved syllabus

Syllabus Notes:

Syllabus review of last approved syllabus based on Syllabus Regulations page: https://policies.ncsu.edu/regulation/reg-02-20-07/

The following statements which can be found at the above link should be added to the syllabus:
-Students with Disabilities (Current statement has incorrect Disability Resources location)
-PRRs
-Electronic Components

The following components should be added to the syllabus:
-GEP information including categories, measures, and outcomes
-Student Learning Outcomes (measurable)
-Course description that includes catalog description as it is listed in CIM
-Any course components (labs, etc.)
-Projected schedule based on 16 week semester
-Instructor's policy on late work
-Updated link to university attendance policy

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