Philosophical Writing

Philosophical Writing
Writing philosophical papers about philosophical texts or problems. Research methods in philosophy. Library research paper.
 Hours3.0 Credit, 3.0 Lecture, 0.0 Lab
 PrerequisitesPhil 201 and Phil 202 and Phil 205.
 NoteFulfills GE Advanced Written and Oral Communications requirement. No course challenges accepted.
 TaughtFall, Winter
 OfferedHonors also
 ProgramsContaining PHIL 300
Course Outcomes

Writing and Rhetoric

Learn advanced strategies of writing clearly on a well-defined topic using correct grammar, accepted usage, stylistic conventions appropriate to philosophy, and a voice, tone, and level of formality suited to one's intended audience

Critical Reading and Writing

Cultivate advanced critical reading and writing skills used in summarizing, paraphrasing, formulating, analyzing and evaluating philosophical arguments, and in prewriting, drafting, revising, critiquing, editing, and proofreading philosophical essays.


Use scholarly research tools (including library and internet resources) in writing expository, persuasive, and philosophical essays; effectively use and cite researched material