Students who require academic accommodations as a result of a disability should advise both the instructor and Accessibility Services. Â Students requiring support should familiarize themselves with the Accommodations for Students with Disabilities policy.
If classroom-based research is conducted, the class will be instructed on appropriate ways of conducting research with human subjects based on the CNC Policy and Procedure for Ethical Research. Â The ethical framework for this study will be articulated by the instructor in the classroom. Â
Evaluation: Criteia For Essays:
The essay carries 20% of the overall grade for the course. Â Students will be evaluated for the following criteria deemed essential for essay submissions in the course.
- Writing Style - spelling and grammar, sentence and paragraph construction, use of academic language, title page, paper format.
- Content â statement of the problem, data collection, knowledge of relevant academic literature (at least five sources should be consulted) and perspectives. Â
- Analysis â explanation of concepts, development of argument, critique, and conclusion.
- Source documentation â In-text citations; proper use of primary and secondary sources; bibliographical detail.
The paper should be approximately 2000 words length, double spaced, and in conformity with the rules of an academic writing style used for papers in the humanities (APA or Modern Language Associationâs style). Â The library provides printed sheets for rules of writing in each of the major writing styles. Â All students who are unsure of the guidelines must obtain a copy and should pattern their writing accordingly. Â Suggested topics for papers will be uploaded on the course page on Moodle. Â Term paper topics must be decided by the last week of September, and students should begin work on their papers immediately thereafter. Â Students must upload their papers on the course page on Moodle by 5 p.m. on the due date. Â
The midterms and final exam will carry 20% each of the total grade for the course. Â Question paper will be uploaded on Moodle at 10.59 am, a minute before start of exam on the day of examination. Â It will be studentsâ responsibility to have access to a computer to write the exam on the course page on Moodle. Â Students will be informed how much time they will have to write the exam depending on the length of the exam. Â Â Â Students should not copy in examinations from one another. Â If copying is detected, the guilty students will fail the examination and the course. Â
Week Â 1: Â Introduction
Weeks 2-7: Â The Ancient Greek Philosophers
Weeks 2-3: Â Platoâs Republic
Weeks 4-5: Â Platoâs Crito
Weeks 6-7: Â Aristotleâs Nichomachean Ethics
Weeks 8-11: Â The Modern Philosophers
Week 8: Â Jean-Jacques Rousseau â A Discourse on the Origins of Inequality
Week 9: Â Jean-Jacques Rousseau â On the Social Contract
Week 10: Â John Locke - Second Treatise of Government and Letter concerning Toleration
Week 11: Â David Hume - Of the Original Contract
Weeks 12-14: Â The Nineteenth-Century Philosophers
Week 12: Â John Stuart Mill - On Liberty
Weeks 13-14: Â Karl Marxâs Alienated Labour