Here I provide sample course syllabi from courses I teach regularly at UBC, as well as copies of particular assignments and handouts. Some of these are linked in relevant places in my scholarly teaching statement, but I provide the complete list here for ease of looking at all the documents together.
Guidelines for writing essays
Essay marking rubric
Peer feedback worksheet
Introduction to Philosophy (PHIL 102)
- PHIL 102, Introduction to Philosophy (value theory), Spring 2010. This course was focused on the philosophy of happiness.
- PHIL 102, Introduction to Philosophy (value theory), Fall 2013. This course was focused on discussing what philosophy is and what philosophers do (within the realm of value theory)
- PHIL 102, Introduction to Philosophy (value theory), Summer 2015. This course also focused on what philosophy is, but was in a compressed Summer format. It is the most recent course I’ve taught.
- Essay assignments, Fall 2013
- Blog posts on what philosophy is, Fall 2013
- “Philosophy in the World” assignment, Summer 2015: Philosophy In The World, PHIL102, Summer 2015 (PDF)
PHIL 230: Introduction to Moral Theory
- Scaffolded writing assignments in PHIL 230 in Fall 2014; I asked them to write a set of blog posts on a particular moral issue, and then they could use that as the basis for their essay for the course.
- Group presentations: Group Presentations, PHIL 230, Summer 2009 (PDF)
PHIL 449, Continental Philosophy Seminar
- Blog posts in Arts One, 2014-2015 (PDF)
- Self-assessment of essays in Arts One, Spring 2014 (PDF)
- Student presentations in Arts One, 2014-2015 (PDF)
- Please see my Arts One website for essay topics in Arts One in 2014-2015; these were created collaboratively by a teaching team: http://a1hendricks.arts.ubc.ca/course-materials/assignment-instructions/