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Graduate Course Proposal Form Submission Detail - PHH6677

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Current Status: Approved by SCNS - 2014-11-01
Campus: Tampa
Submission Type: New
Course Change Information (for course changes only):
Comments: for Philosophy Chges; needs topics, obj. rev; text . Emailed. Obj still need rev (posed as a question?) - back to fac 3/4/13; rev obj. (5/9/13, 7/21/13)chair. GC apprd 8/5/13. to USF Sys. To SCNS 8/23/13. # PHP 6530 aas PHH 6677 eff 11/1/14

  1. Department and Contact Information

    Tracking Number Date & Time Submitted
    2695 2011-12-12
    Department College Budget Account Number
    Philosophy AS
    Contact Person Phone Email
    Michael Morris 8133851515

  2. Course Information

    Prefix Number Full Title
    PHH 6677 Seminar in German Idealism

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

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



    Course Description

    Overview of the central theoretical currents in the development of German Idealism from Immanuel Kant through G.W.F. Hegel, with emphasis on the intermediary developments in the works of K.L. Reinhold and J.G. Fichte.

  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?

    In recent decades, increasing scholarly attention has focused on the post-Kantian philosophical developments promulgated by Reinhold, Fichte, and Hegel. Moreover, research in this area has increasingly focused on the interrelations between these philosophers and the dialectical nature of the development from Kant through Hegel. This course introduces students to these themes and and the standard methods for approaching them.

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

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

    AOS in German Idealism (Kant, Fichte, Hegel, etc.)

  4. Other Course Information

    A. Objectives

    1) Gain a basic familiarity with Kantís transcendental idealism and the various philosophical options that it inaugurated.

    2) Acquire knowledge of the current debates in the secondary literature concerning the nature and development of German Idealism.

    3) Acquire the ability to contextualize specific arguments and texts within the broader scope of German Idealism.

    B. Learning Outcomes

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

    C. Major Topics

    Kant's noumena/phenomena distinction; Kant's transcendental dialectic; human freedom, the Absolute, the vocation of man, evil, consciousness, self consciousness doubt, knowledge, faith, German Romanticism

    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

    Kantís Critique of Pure Reason, translators Paul Guyer and Allen Wood

    Between Kant and Hegel: Texts in the Development of Post-Kantian Idealism

    Fichteís Introductions to the Wissenschaftslehre, translator Daniel Breazeale

    Fichteís The Vocation of Man

    Hegelís The Difference Between Fichteís and Schellingís System of Philosophy,

    translator H.S. Harris

    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 Ė 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 Ė 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. Itís 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 Philosophy

  5. Course Concurrence Information

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