This assignment is to help me better understand you as a learner, knower and young scholar. It is required in all courses I teach, and it due after the first weekend after the course begins. I will also provide the class with my own version of a response to this assignment.
It should be at least two typed pages long (double-spaced, one inch margins, 12 point Times New Roman font). While much of the assignment is up to you, it should address the following six questions:
- What books or thinkers have influenced your intellectual development?
- What are your intellectual interests?
- Why are you in this class?
- What previous experience do you have with the topic of the class, if any?
- What are your future academic and professional goals?
- What do you think it is important that I as a philosopher know about you and your experience?