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[March 2016] The department has reviewed its capstone offerings and has decided to introduce some changes and new options starting 2016-17. The changes will apply to all current students who have not completed their capstone requirement.

'''IMPORTANT: The new regulations are subject to the approval of the Arts Faculty. An announcement will be made once the new regulations have been confirmed. '''
August 09, 2016, at 05:11 PM by 175.159.165.151 -
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This is a one-semester capstone course for third- and fourth-year Philosophy majors. Each student will be required to audit and attend a 2000-level philosophy course (on top of the 54 credits of level 2000/3000/4000-level courses), and to write a substantial philosophy essay on a topic related to the course. A student must obtain the approval of the course teacher before the semester, who would agree to supervise the project. The teacher might also designate another teacher in the department as supervisor. The essay is expected to be around 5,000 words. It should normally be submitted not later than the last day of classes of the semester.
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This is a one-semester capstone course for third- and fourth-year Philosophy majors. Each student will be required to audit and attend a 2000-level philosophy course (on top of the 54 credits of level 2000/3000/4000-level courses), and to write a substantial philosophy essay on a topic related to the course under the supervision of an adviser of the student's choosing. The student must obtain the approval of the course teacher and supervisor before the semester. (The supervisor may be the teacher for the audited course, but need not be.) The essay is expected not to exceed 5,000 words, and should be submitted in accordance with a schedule agreed upon with the supervisor. Assessment will be based entirely on the completed thesis.
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 This is a one-semester capstone course for third- and fourth-year
Philosophy majors. Each student will be required to audit and attend a
2000-level philosophy course (on top of the 54 credits of level
2000/3000/4000-level courses), and to write a substantial philosophy
essay on a topic related to the course. A student must obtain the
approval of the course teacher before the semester, who would agree to
supervise the project. The teacher might also designate another
teacher in the department as supervisor. The essay is expected to be
around 5,000 words. It should normally be submitted not later than the
last day of classes of the semester.
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This is a one-semester capstone course for third- and fourth-year Philosophy majors. Each student will be required to audit and attend a 2000-level philosophy course (on top of the 54 credits of level 2000/3000/4000-level courses), and to write a substantial philosophy essay on a topic related to the course. A student must obtain the approval of the course teacher before the semester, who would agree to supervise the project. The teacher might also designate another teacher in the department as supervisor. The essay is expected to be around 5,000 words. It should normally be submitted not later than the last day of classes of the semester.
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This is a one-semester capstone course for third- and fourth-year Philosophy majors. Each student will be required to audit and attend a 2000-level philosophy course (on top of the 54 credits of level 2000/3000/4000-level courses), and to write a substantial philosophy essay on a topic related to the course. A student must obtain the approval of the course teacher before the semester, who would agree to supervise the project. The essay is expected to be around 5,000 words. It should normally be submitted not later than the last day of classes of the semester.
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 This is a one-semester capstone course for third- and fourth-year
Philosophy majors. Each student will be required to audit and attend a
2000-level philosophy course (on top of the 54 credits of level
2000/3000/4000-level courses), and to write a substantial philosophy
essay on a topic related to the course. A student must obtain the
approval of the course teacher before the semester, who would agree to
supervise the project. The teacher might also designate another
 teacher in the department as supervisor. The essay is expected to be
 around 5,000 words. It should normally be submitted not later than the
last day of classes of the semester.
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* There will be an announcement later as to which semester PHIL4810 will be held.
* The course offerings for 2016-17 will be announced later around May.
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'''IMPORTANT: The new regulations are subject to the approval of the Arts Faculty. An announcement will be made once the new regulations have been confirmed. '''
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IMPORTANT: The new regulations are subject to the approval of the Arts Faculty. An announcement will be made once the new regulations have been confirmed. 
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IMPORTANT: The new regulations are subject to the approval of the Arts Faculty. An announcement will be made once the new regulations have been confirmed.
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[March 2016] The department has reviewed its capstone offerings and has decided to introduce some changes and new options. The changes will apply to all current students excluding 4th year students.
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[March 2016] The department has reviewed its capstone offerings and has decided to introduce some changes and new options starting 2016-17. The changes will apply to all current students who have not completed their capstone requirement.
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- For PHIL3920, you do not have to register for the course you are auditing. You are also not expected to complete the normal coursework for registered students in that course, unless otherwise instructed by the teacher. But you are expected to attend the lectures.
- For PHIL3920, you should pick a course that you have not completed before. If you want to  choose a course which you have studied before, you need to get the approval of the teacher of the course.
- There will be an announcement later as to which semester PHIL4810 will be held.
- The course offerings for 2016-17 will be announced later around May.
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* For PHIL3920, you do not have to register for the course you are auditing. You are also not expected to complete the normal coursework for registered students in that course, unless otherwise instructed by the teacher. But you are expected to attend the lectures.
* For PHIL3920, you should pick a course that you have not completed before. If you want to  choose a course which you have studied before, you need to get the approval of the teacher of the course.
* There will be an announcement later as to which semester PHIL4810 will be held.
* The course offerings for 2016-17 will be announced later around May.
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!Capstone courses for 2016-17

[March 2016] The department has reviewed its capstone offerings and has decided to introduce some changes and new options. The changes will apply to all current students excluding 4th year students.

IMPORTANT: The new regulations are subject to approval of the Arts Faculty. An announcement will be made once the regulations have been confirmed.

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The following courses are open only to philosophy majors. Only one of them should be chosen to fulfill the capstone requirement. Assessment: 100% coursework.

!!!PHIL3920.    Senior essay (capstone experience) (6 credits)

This is a one-semester capstone course for third- and fourth-year Philosophy majors. Each student will be required to audit and attend a 2000-level philosophy course (on top of the 54 credits of level 2000/3000/4000-level courses), and to write a substantial philosophy essay on a topic related to the course. A student must obtain the approval of the course teacher before the semester, who would agree to supervise the project. The essay is expected to be around 5,000 words. It should normally be submitted not later than the last day of classes of the semester.

!!!PHIL4810.  Senior seminar (capstone experience) (6 credits)

This is a one-semester capstone course for fourth-year Philosophy majors.  The course will focus on readings tailored to studentsí interests. Students will be required to give a presentation and to complete a 2,500 word essay on a topic approved by the course teacher.

!!!PHIL4920.    Senior thesis (capstone experience) (12 credits)

This is a full-year capstone course only for fourth-year Philosophy majors. Each student will write a substantial philosophy thesis based on independent research, supervised by a teacher in the Philosophy Department. A student must obtain prior approval in the third year from a teacher, who would agree to supervise the project, and approve the thesis topic by June 15. Approval will only be given to students with exceptionally good grades. The student will then have to work on the thesis over the summer and be able to demonstrate progress made. If the progress is adequate, work on the thesis may continue; if not, the student will have to take two other courses instead. The length of the thesis is expected to be around 10,000 words, to be confirmed by the supervisor. It should normally be submitted not later than the last day of classes of the second semester of the final year.

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Notes

- For PHIL3920, you do not have to register for the course you are auditing. You are also not expected to complete the normal coursework for registered students in that course, unless otherwise instructed by the teacher. But you are expected to attend the lectures.
- For PHIL3920, you should pick a course that you have not completed before. If you want to  choose a course which you have studied before, you need to get the approval of the teacher of the course.
- There will be an announcement later as to which semester PHIL4810 will be held.
- The course offerings for 2016-17 will be announced later around May.