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Last approved: Mon, 31 Oct 2016 22:07:27 GMT

Last edit: Mon, 31 Oct 2016 22:07:27 GMT

Proposal Type

Writing Intensive

Contact Information

iaw9r6
Isaac
Wagner
iaw9r6@mail.missouri.edu
573/882-2871
Philosophy
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Instructor for whom you are submitting proposal:
iaw9r6
Isaac
Wagner
iaw9r6@mail.missouri.edu
573/882-2871
Philosophy
Subject Area’s Department Chair/Director:
mcgrathma
Matthew
McGrath
mcgrathma@missouri.edu
573/882-6546
Philosophy

Term for Proposal

 
Spring 2017

Course Catalog Information

A&S
Philosophy (PHIL)
Philosophy
2410W
3
 
30
Philosophies of War and Peace - Writing Intensive
Moral issues about the recourse to war by the nation and the individual's obligations to participate. The nature of peace, social and personal. Special attention to the Vietnam War and the nuclear age.
Humanities
Lecture/Standard with Discussion
A-F (allow student to choose S/U option)
sophomore standing.
 
 
 
PEA_ST 2410 - Philosophies of War and Peace

Instructor Information

iaw9r6
Isaac
Wagner
iaw9r6@mail.missouri.edu
573/882-2871
Philosophy
(numbers only)
Graduate Teaching Assistant/Graduate Instructor
Strickland 423
 
 

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Writing Intensive Course Information

*Not part of a multi-course sequence. An examination of major views on the moral legitimacy of wars and ways of waging them. The views include Political Realism (wars are justified if and only if they serve the national interest and may be waged in any way that is militarily effective); Just War Theory (wars are justified only if human rights can be defended by means of war, laws of war are observed in fighting them, and they are terminated in a just way); and Pacifism (war by nature is immoral -- justice and permanent peace can be achieved only by nonviolent action). The principles of each position are applied in the course to cases of historical and current interest, e.g. Hiroshima, the Vietnam War, Iraq and Afghanistan, recent outbreaks of terrorism. Students will be challenged in writing assignments (two short and one long, rough and final draft for each of the three) to make judgments on controversial issues. E.g. War the use of the atom bomb in World War II justified? Should the U.S. have invaded Iraq in 2003? Is torture permitted in combating terrorism? They will be asked to defend their position against alternatives on the basis of factual knowledge of the circumstances and a coherent and defensible moral position. Three tests, one at the end of each third of the semester, will consist of around 10 short answer questions that require definitions or explanations of key concepts and explaining how different concepts relate to each other (this will require about a paragraph of writing per question). E.g., what is the difference between a just cause and a right intention for a war according to Just War Theory?
Slightly less writing on exams.
Online
Self paced?
No
10
15
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Writing Intensive Assignments

Words
First Short paper
Have student assess a particular morally controversial issue that has been lectured on.
Length of assignment:
1500
Isaac Wagner
1500
Isaac Wagner
3000

Second Short Paper
Have student assess in some detail a particular morally controversial issue that has been lectured on.
Length of assignment:
1500
Isaac Wagner
1500
Isaac Wagner
3000

Long Paper
Have student assess, in significant detail, a controversial moral issue that relates in some way to course content (need not be something explicitly covered in course content).
Length of assignment:
3500
Isaac Wagner
3500
Isaac Wagner
7000

Total pages for all assignments:
First drafts:
19.70
Revisions:
19.70
39.39
 

Writing Intensive Teaching

Instructor provided feedback
 
 
All of the papers require the student to take a stand on controversial issues and criticize competing positions. All assignments-- papers as well as tests--require accuracy and clarity in descriptions of factual circumstances and in formulations of views expressed in the texts assigned for the course. Students will have to choose among normative positions in making judgments about individual cases, e.g. how much collateral damage to enemy citizens is acceptable in attacking enemy forces?
Short paper 1: Final version due end of fourth week of classes. Short paper 2: Final version due end of ninth week. Long Paper: Draft due end of twelfth week. Final version due last week of classes. Tests at the end of fifth and tenth weeks and during the final examination period.
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Administrative Information

Humanities and Arts
We have a letter from Professor Jack Kultgen on why Isaac is qualified to teach this course.
 

Acknowledgement

I have read and reviewed the updated proposal

Additional Comments

The Spring 2017 version of this course (online) will have a WI section and a non-WI section, with the WI section capped at 15. (The Fall 2016 version--being taught now (also online)--also has these two sections, with the WI section capped at 10.)
Patricia Luckenotte (luckenottep) (Mon, 31 Oct 2016 22:07:22 GMT): I have added PHIL 2410W, 01 with discussion 01A to the Spring schedule. This class is cross-listed with PEA_ST 2410W, I have set up PEA ST 2410W, 01 and Discussion 01A to combine with PHIL 2410W. There were 6 students enrolled in PHIL 2410 class; they have been moved to the new PHIL 2410W sections. The regular section of PHIL 2410. 01 and 01A have been cancelled for Spring.
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