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Philosophy of Cognitive Sciences Semester 1, 2006
Mondays 2:303:30 or by appoint. Requirements
Requirements It is mandatory to have a Carleton student “connect” account and to register on WebCT.
One short essay and a final (2 h.) exam
Short Essay (1500 words maximum)
Final exam (answer 2 questions out of 5 or 6)
Weight: 70% Essay title
Yours choice, but should communicate (e.g.: email) your title/topic. The title/topic must be approved
Short Essay: Monday October 16, 2006
Final exam: Exam Period (a 2 hour exam) Text Recommended
Text Recommended M. Tomasello (1999). The Cultural Origins of Human Cognition. Harvard UP
R. F. Baumeister (2005). The Cultural Animal. Oxford UP
P.J. Richerson & R. Boyd (2004). Not by Genes Alone. Chicago UP
Other texts can be suggested following personal interests (e.g. topic of essay)
http://www.psych.ucsb.edu/research/cep/ The Fine Print:
The Fine Print:
Policies and Rules WebCT mandatory. Every student must have a “connect” student computing account, in order to use WebCT. Grades are visible on it. Written work. No handwritten essays will be accepted; they must be typed or wordprocessed. Use a title page and identify yourself by student number only. Use any reference style, but use it consistently. Writing in the first person ( e.g., “I will argue that …,” “I find this difficult to believe because…”) is permitted. Extensions. Deadlines will be extended only in case of documentable medical or personal emergencies. Excuses like “I had to work on my History essay” will not be accepted. Penalties. Essays are due by 4:00 p.m. on due dates. Essays received late will be penalized by 5 marks per day. (For instance, a short essay marked 80/100 on its merits will be reduced to 75/100 on the first day they are late and so on. No fax. It is Department policy that work transmitted by fax will not be accepted. Keep a copy. It is Department policy that it is every student’s responsibility to keep a copy of each essay submitted to a Philosophy course. Submitting essays. Essays can be submitted to the instructor in class or in the locked essay deposit box just inside the glass door to the Philosophy Department offices (Paterson 3A – look for the Philosophy Department sign). Essays must be submitted on paper. No binders: essays should not be enclosed in plastic or other binders except at the specific request of the instructor. If you are submitting an essay via the Philosophy essay box, it must be deposited there by 4:00 p.m. in order to be stamped as received on that day. Essays deposited after 4:00 p.m. will be stamped as received on the following business day. Binders may not be put in the essay box at any time. University regulations forbid the instructor to accept term work for this course after December 5. Deferrals for term work. Before the end of term, you can apply to Registrar to defer the final deadline for term work. Accommodation for disabilities. Students with disabilities requiring academic accommodations in this course are encouraged to contact the Paul Menton Centre for Students with Disabilities (500 University Centre) to complete the necessary forms. After registering with the Centre, make an appointment to meet with me in orderto discuss your needs at least two weeks before the first inclass test or CUTV midterm exam. This will allow for sufficient time to process your request. Please note the following deadlines for submitting completed forms to the PMC for formally scheduled exam accommodations: March 10, 2006 for winter term courses.
Plagiarism. It is the responsibility of each student to understand the meaning of 'plagiarism' as defined in the Undergraduate or Graduate Calendars, and to avoid both committing plagiarism and aiding/abetting plagiarism by other students. ...
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