Office Hours: Arranged by email
TA: Rebecca David-Hensley | Email: Becky.DavidHensley@du.edu
A pass/fail grade option is available. Please inform the teaching assistant in writing no later than the class session on January 17 if you choose this option. No reasons need to be given.
For those who choose a letter grade, the following scale is used:
Mid-term take home examination: 30%
Final take home examination: 40%
Forum Posts: 20%
Academic Decorum: 10%
1) Written grades will be based on the midterm (30%) and final (40%) Written grades are determined as follows:
The student demonstrates exceptional quality in written work. Little room for
improvement exists. Several primary sources (outside of class readings) are used
in the writing assignment. Both effort and execution are first-rate. It is obvious
that the reading assignment was critically analyzed. Student consistently posted
responses of 250-400 words; careful to have read the instructions and questions in
the topic so all the necessary components in the response was addressed.
Responses included critical reflection on the material for the week and advance
the discourse with any questions that might further stimulate discussion.
Comments demonstrate a grasp of the relevant materials from the course as well
as the posts from people in that thread.
The student’s work is above average. At least one primary source (outside of
class reading) is used in the writing assignment. Student makes thoughtful posts,
but they are less than 250 words and not engaged with the other comments being
posted. It is obvious that the reading assignment was completed.
The student has fulfilled the minimal requirements for this course, making the
minimum required posts. Effort and the execution of assignment are of average
quality. It is obvious that the reading assignment was not thoughtfully read. There
is room for improvement.
The student work is below average. It is obvious that the reading assignment was
not done. Posts consist of a few words or a sentence. The student is not living up
to the expectations of graduate-level work.
The student failed to accomplish the class assignments.
A late paper will lose one letter grade for each week that it is turned in late. If extra
ordinary circumstances exist which prevent the student from completing her/his
assignment on time, then the student needs to contact the teaching assistant to discuss an alternative schedule prior to when the assignment is due. Students who do not hand in ALL completed assignments must make prior signed arrangements for an Incomplete.
Students not making these prior arrangements will automatically receive an "F" for the course.
2) 10% of the grade is based on academic decorum. Being consistently present during forum discussions is a baseline expectation. Grade decorum is based on the following:
The student is respectful of others. While disagreeing or challenging, the student
never dishonors or disrespects.
Every so often the student attacks another student rather than challenging or
disagreeing with whatever point of view is being offered.
The student is disrespectful and is not willing to entertain different views.
The student disrupts the learning experience of others by the way they conduct
themselves in on the forum discussions.
The student creates a hostile experience.
Submission of Assignments: In an effort to reduce our carbon footprint, we ask that no assignment be submitted in paper form. Please electronically submit your midterm and final using your last name as the file name (i.e., Jacobs midterm).
Incomplete Policy: Students are responsible for following the procedures outlined in the attached document.
This quarter, we'll be having several Zoom meeting sessions as a way of communicating "in person" as well as through the online discussion forums. These sessions will be a great way to talk about the readings and pose questions and comments in live format, and get some face time with your instructors! Please attend at least three of the sessions.
I will send out invitations each weekend as reminders for the dates and times of the meetings. We'll be holding them on Monday and Tuesday evenings from 7:00pm to 7:45pm MST.
The meetings will be held on the following dates:
Monday 9/16 Join from PC, Mac, Linux, iOS or Android: https://zoom.us/j/433911629
Tuesday 9/24 Join from PC, Mac, Linux, iOS or Android: https://zoom.us/j/556110175
Wednesday 10/2 Join from PC, Mac, Linux, iOS or Android: https://zoom.us/j/330903689
Thursday 10/17 Join from PC, Mac, Linux, iOS or Android:https://zoom.us/j/263307162
Monday 10/28 Join from PC, Mac, Linux, iOS or Android: https://zoom.us/j/646066922
Tuesday 11/5 Join from PC, Mac, Linux, iOS or Android: https://zoom.us/j/753923515
Wednesday 11/13 Join from PC, Mac, Linux, iOS or Android: https://zoom.us/j/179042176
Order of Readings:
Week 1 (9/11) Kant Groundwork of the Metaphysics of Morals
Week 2 (9/18) Sheldon In His Steps
Week 3 (9/25) Fletcher Situation Ethics
Week 4 (10/2) De La Torre Doing Christian Ethics from the Margins
Week 5 (10/9) De La Torre Latina/o Social Ethics
Gathering Days, Postmodern/Postcolonial Lecture
Week 6 (10/16) Alinsky Rules for Radicals
Week 7 (10/23) hooks Ain't I A Woman
Week 8 (10/30) Jones and Smith Spirit and Capital in an Age of Inequality
Week 9 (11/6) Cone, Martin & Malcolm & America
Week 10 (11/15) Final Exam
|Sep 10, 2019||Tue||Introductions||due by 05:59AM|
|Sep 12, 2019||Thu||Deliberative Motif Lecture||due by 05:58AM|
|Sep 12, 2019||Thu||Kant Discussion||due by 05:59AM|
|Sep 16, 2019||Mon||Kant Reading Analysis||due by 05:59AM|
|Sep 19, 2019||Thu||Prescriptive Motif Lecture||due by 05:59AM|
|Sep 19, 2019||Thu||Sheldon Discussion||due by 05:59AM|
|Sep 23, 2019||Mon||Sheldon Reading Analysis||due by 05:59AM|
|Sep 26, 2019||Thu||Relational Motif Lecture||due by 05:58AM|
|Sep 26, 2019||Thu||Fletcher Discussion||due by 05:59AM|
|Sep 30, 2019||Mon||Fletcher Reading Analysis||due by 05:59AM|
|Oct 03, 2019||Thu||Liberationist Lecture||due by 05:58AM|
|Oct 03, 2019||Thu||De La Torre Discussion #1||due by 05:59AM|
|Oct 07, 2019||Mon||De La Torre Reading Analysis||due by 05:59AM|
|Oct 15, 2019||Tue||Postmodern/Postcolonial Lecture||due by 05:58AM|
|Oct 15, 2019||Tue||De La Torre Discussion #2||due by 05:59AM|
|Oct 17, 2019||Thu||Political Ethics Materials||due by 05:58AM|
|Oct 17, 2019||Thu||Alinsky Discussion||due by 05:59AM|
|Oct 19, 2019||Sat||Midterm||due by 05:59AM|
|Oct 21, 2019||Mon||Alinsky Reading Analysis||due by 05:59AM|
|Oct 24, 2019||Thu||Gender Ethics Materials||due by 05:58AM|
|Oct 24, 2019||Thu||hooks Discussion||due by 05:59AM|
|Oct 28, 2019||Mon||hooks Reading Analysis||due by 05:59AM|
|Oct 31, 2019||Thu||Class Ethics Materials||due by 05:58AM|
|Oct 31, 2019||Thu||Jones & Smith Discussion||due by 05:59AM|
|Nov 04, 2019||Mon||Jones & Smith Reading Analysis||due by 06:59AM|
|Nov 07, 2019||Thu||Race Ethics Materials||due by 06:58AM|
|Nov 07, 2019||Thu||Cone Discussion||due by 06:59AM|
|Nov 11, 2019||Mon||Cone Reading Analysis||due by 06:59AM|
|Nov 16, 2019||Sat||Final Exam||due by 06:59AM|