Instructor: Chris Eliasmith (email)
Office: E7 6324
Office Hours: Wed 3:00p-4:00p, or by appointment
TA: Jessica Oddan (email)
Office: HH 337
Office Hours: Wed 230p-3:30p, or by appointment
Class Times: Mon/Wed 1:00p-2:20p
Location: PAS 2083
Note: PHIL 256 and PSYCH 256 are interchangeable and count towards all plans in the same way
Please use the course email, firstname.lastname@example.org for all course related correspondence.
The in-class lecture notes will be posted here before each class.
At the beginning of each lecture you are required to submit a ~100 word commentary on the claim, hypothesis, or issue that you found most interesting in the reading. Your commentary should identify the claim that interests you and the strongest evidence for and against it. The purpose of these commentaries is to ensure that everyone comes to class prepared for discussion. There is no penalty for missing 3. There will be approximately 20 over the term. Commentaries should be handed in on paper.
Possible questions for the midterm and final test will be posted here 1 week before the test. Instructions on the test will be something like "Six of the following ten questions will be on the midterm. You will have to answer five of them. Each will be worth 7% of your final grade. You will have 80 minutes to answer them in class" (details may change).
You will write a final essay for this class. Topics and lots of additional information can be found on the Essay Information page.