Ethics Assignment List

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Required Elements

You must have the following elements in your grading scheme. Make sure the percentages total 100.

Preparation (formal, required, 20%)

Your preparation for class will be assessed by short electronic quizzes given at the start of most classes. You will need Responseware software to do this.

Short Answer Exercise (formal, required, 15-20%)

Periodically, you will be invited to write a short answer, in class, to a study question from the previous few classes. You will also be asked to peer review others' answers as well. We will use the Peerceptiv site for this.

Critical Analysis Paper (formal, required, 20-30%)

This is a standard philosophy paper in which you take on a topic relevant to class that can be discussed critically in 4-6 pages. We will use the Peerceptive peer review website for this assignment.

Final Exam (formal, required, 20-45%)

An exam in which you write two short essays. Open book and open note.

Optional Elements

You may add one or more of the following elements to your grading scheme. Make sure the percentages total 100.

Class Presentation (informal, optional, 10-15%)

A brief (10-15 minute) class presentation of a topic of your choice (in consultation with your professor).

Journal (informal, optional, 5-10%, 3-6 entries)

Journal entries of 2-3 pages (1-2 screens of email text) each reflecting on course content or topics related to the course. Entries should be submitted by email one at a time for interactive response. Journals must be completed by April 15.

Mid-term Exam (formal, optional, 0-25%)

An exam in which you write one in class essay. Open book and open note.

Movie Reflection Paper (informal, optional, 10%)

Write a 3-4 page analysis of the representation of an ethical issue or problem in a popular film. Must be completed by April 15th.

Short research paper (formal, optional, 10-15%)

This short research assignment allows you to look into a course question or topic of interest to you. ©2015 by Mark Alfino, Department of Philosophy, Gonzaga University.