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Graduate Course Proposal Form Submission Detail - PHP6505

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Current Status: Approved by SCNS - 2013-07-01
Campus: Tampa
Submission Type: New
Course Change Information (for course changes only):
Comments: to GC for Philosophy Program Changes. Need text. Emailed. Updated - back to gc; GC apprvd 3/4/13. to USF Sys 3/5/13. to SCNS 4/22/13. Apprd eff 6/1/13. Nmbr 6500 apprds as 6505

  1. Department and Contact Information

    Tracking Number Date & Time Submitted
    2694 2011-12-12
    Department College Budget Account Number
    Contact Person Phone Email
    Dr. Morris 8133851515

  2. Course Information

    Prefix Number Full Title
    PHP 6505 Seminar on Hegel's Philosophy

    Is the course title variable? N
    Is a permit required for registration? N
    Are the credit hours variable? N
    Is this course repeatable?
    If repeatable, how many times? 0

    Credit Hours Section Type Grading Option
    4 D - Discussion (Primarily) R - Regular
    Abbreviated Title (30 characters maximum)
    Hegel's Philosophy
    Course Online? Percentage Online
    C - Face-to-face (0% online) 0



    Course Description

    Careful interpretation and critical analysis of Hegel’s seminal and perhaps most enduring work, the Phenomenology of Spirit.

  3. Justification

    A. Please briefly explain why it is necessary and/or desirable to add this course.

    Needed to compete with national trends

    B. What is the need or demand for this course? (Indicate if this course is part of a required sequence in the major.) What other programs would this course service?

    Hegel's Phenomenology of Spirit is a seminal text in the history of philosophy and is particularly important as a foundation for the dominant trends in 19th and 20th Century European philosophy.

    C. Has this course been offered as Selected Topics/Experimental Topics course? If yes, how many times?

    Yes, 3 or more times

    D. What qualifications for training and/or experience are necessary to teach this course? (List minimum qualifications for the instructor.)

    An AOS in German Idealism (including Kant, Fichte, or Hegel)

  4. Other Course Information

    A. Objectives

    This course will provide the students with alternative frameworks for understanding the complex argumentative structure of the work as a whole, and it will offer a general sense of the debates and interpretations that dominate the discussion of this work in the current scholarly literature.

    B. Learning Outcomes

    Each student will be required to write a research paper that combines interpretative, critical, and scholarly elements.

    C. Major Topics

    dialectic, reason in history, consciousness, self consciousness, unhappy self-consciousness, the master-slave relationship, the cunning of reason, the for- and in-itself, art, religion, philosophy

    D. Textbooks

    there is no textbook required because students use primary sources written by the author(s) to whom the seminar is dedicated

    E. Course Readings, Online Resources, and Other Purchases

    Phenomenology of Spirit by G.W.F. Hegel, translated by A.V. Miller


    Phänomenologie des Geistes by G.W.F. Hegel

    The Young Hegel by Georg Lukács, especially Part IV

    Hegel’s Phenomenology by Terry Pinkard

    Hegel’s Idealism by Robert Pippin, especially chapters 1-7

    Hegel by Charles Taylor

    Genesis and Structure of Hegel’s Phenomenology of Spirit by Jean Hyppolite

    F. Student Expectations/Requirements and Grading Policy

    Paper draft 15%

    Final Paper 85%

    G. Assignments, Exams and Tests

    H. Attendance Policy

    Course Attendance at First Class Meeting – Policy for Graduate Students: For structured courses, 6000 and above, the College/Campus Dean will set the first-day class attendance requirement. Check with the College for specific information. This policy is not applicable to courses in the following categories: Educational Outreach, Open University (TV), FEEDS Program, Community Experiential Learning (CEL), Cooperative Education Training, and courses that do not have regularly scheduled meeting days/times (such as, directed reading/research or study, individual research, thesis, dissertation, internship, practica, etc.). Students are responsible for dropping undesired courses in these categories by the 5th day of classes to avoid fee liability and academic penalty. (See USF Regulation – Registration - 4.0101,

    Attendance Policy for the Observance of Religious Days by Students: In accordance with Sections 1006.53 and 1001.74(10)(g) Florida Statutes and Board of Governors Regulation 6C-6.0115, the University of South Florida (University/USF) has established the following policy regarding religious observances: (

    In the event of an emergency, it may be necessary for USF to suspend normal operations. During this time, USF may opt to continue delivery of instruction through methods that include but are not limited to: Blackboard, Elluminate, Skype, and email messaging and/or an alternate schedule. It’s the responsibility of the student to monitor Blackboard site for each class for course specific communication, and the main USF, College, and department websites, emails, and MoBull messages for important general information.

    I. Policy on Make-up Work

    J. Program This Course Supports

    Ph.D in Philosophy

  5. Course Concurrence Information

    Religious Studies

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