PHIL 8050 Proseminar in Philosophical Research and Writing
Fall 2013: Fridays, 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Spring 2014: Thursdays, 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
The aim of this course, which will meet bi-weekly over the fall and spring semesters, is to introduce and develop research, writing, and professional skills needed for the successful completion of a Ph. D. in philosophy. In the fall semester, the sessions will be devoted to an exploration of research methods, writing, and various aspects of professional life such as publishing, conference attendance, and negotiating the job market. In the spring semester, the class sessions will be devoted to a writing workshop, in which each session will be devoted to the analysis and discussion of one student’s work.
This course is compulsory for, and limited to, first year Ph. D. students, and the credit does not count towards satisfying the course requirement for the Ph. D. program.