Summer College 2008
Professor: Kate Rogers, e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org, Phone 831-8480
Office: 204 in 24 Kent Way. Hours: 3-4 M & W and by appointment
TA: Sania Mirza, e-mail: email@example.com
1:15 - 2:45 Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday
1:15 - 3:15 Tuesday
7:00 - 9:00 Tuesday and Thursday
Text: Philosophy in Film
(My notes are available on line at http://www.udel.edu/rogers. Go to course materials and the rest is self-explanatory)
1.) Two two-page papers each counting for app. 20% of grade.
2.) Three essay tests. First test will count only 10% of grade. Mid-term and Final will each count for each app. 20% of grade.
3.) Quizzes for every day a reading is assigned (all together app. 10% of grade)
(I can take some account of participation and improvement.)
I. THE HUMAN CONDITION
July 14 Introduction and Scepticism
T 15 1:15 Total Recall 7:00 The Matrix
16 Scepticism continued pp. 1-5, 15-29, 34
TR 17 The Mind/Body Problem, pp. 6-14, 31-32, 35-36 7:00 All of Me
18 Mind/Body Problem continued
21 Test #1
T 22 1:15 Blade Runner 7:00 Dark City
23 Personal Identity, pp. 37-50
TR 24 Personal Identity continued 7:00 Minority Report
25 Introduction to Freedom pp.50.A-50.B.
28 Freedom continued, pp. 51-72. Original draft of Paper #1 to Sania.
29 Review 7:00 Back to the Future
II. Time and God (not necessarily in order of importance)
TR 31 1:15 Bill and Ted's Excellent Adventure 7:00 The Terminator
August 1 Time pp.73-79.
4 Time continued.
T 5 1:15 Crimes and Misdemeanors 7:00 Bedazzled (The Original!)
Intro to God
TR 7 Proving God pp.80-82. 7:00 Bruce Almighty
8 The Problem of Evil pp. 83-96.
11 The Problem of Evil continued
T 12 Pascal's Wager pp. 97-105. 7:00 The Seventh Seal
13 Pascal's Wager continued
TR 14 TEST #2
SECOND PAPER due to Rogers. (It would be a good idea to get the second
paper to Rogers on the 13th, so you don't have to worry about it
and the test, but you have until the 14th if you need it.)
15 NO PHILOSOPHY CLASS -- HOW SAD!