Before we start
This course page is now completed and ready for your use.
Please familiarise yourself with all the tabs on the left. If you do not see the nine tabs, click the three vertical lines at the top left corner. The lines will become horizontal and the tabs visible.
The permanent join link for our "classroom" activities is here:
The "classroom" activities take place entirely online. If, however, you wish to prepare your facilitation group works in person, you are welcome to do so, by your own arrangements and observing the university's safety instructions.
We'll start the course on 22 September at 14:30 o'clock. This is the preliminary literature exam. It cannot be replaced by other activities, so be "there"! - "There" being at home, waiting for me to send you the questions by group email.
You can find the instructions for the preliminary literary exam by scrolling down here and by opening the tab on the left.
By 4 September, I can see 12 "acceptable" and 5 "unacceptable" registrations for the course. The admin are yet to instruct us how we can do the actual enrolment. Do not worry, though, I will sort that out in good time. And the ones who are "unacceptable" in the system now are probably quite acceptable when it comes down to it. It is just the administration with a new system making our lives easier. ;)
The course page is now under construction. What I say below is valid but anything that you might find by clicking the tabs on the left can be dated and/or erroneous.
I will notify you immediately when the page is completed. In the meantime, the info about the Preliminary Exam below is valid. Please bear with me. And check out the ad video. :)
My work in preparing the online content has been slightly delayed, but I will get to it as soon as I can. Please bear with me. In the meantime, three things.
(1) Due to the Doctoral Program’s Orientation Day on Friday 17 September, the first session of the course is on Wednesday 22 September at 14:30–17:00 o’clock. The enrolment closes a day before that.
(2) On the Orientation Day, I will advertise the
course in a 7-minute presentation. It will be exaggerated and probably
misportray the course’s content, but that’s advertising for you. If you are
interested, you can already enjoy the pitch here:
(3) Your first task for the course remains the same. Familiarise yourself with John Stuart Mill’s Logic of the Moral Sciences. The preliminary exam on 22 September will be on that. Details below.[My original August message:]
Thank you for thinking about this course. I hope that you will participate. Before the details come online, there are
FOUR IMPORTANT THINGS TO NOTE:
1) The title of the course says “Luento-opetus”, i.e. “Lecturing”. Don’t be fooled by that. The course will be taught ENTIRELY ONLINE. So online lecturing, among other things, but there will be no contact teaching at the campus.
2) The FULL CONTENTS will appear in this space by the end of August the latest. Maybe earlier. Stay tuned and keep checking.
3) The FIRST LECTURE is announced to be on 15 September but it MAY be postponed by a week, to 22 September. If this happens, it is to let people enroll after the Doctoral Programme Orientation Event (which is on the 17th).
4) YOUR FIRST TASK for the first session of the course, whatever the date, is, however, set. It is to prepare for the PRELIMINARY LITERATURE EXAM, and you can start already. Details below.
Preliminary literature exam on Wednesday 15 September OR Wednesday 22 September at 14:30-17:00.
Assessment: Pass / Fail. This exam cannot be compensated by other assignments.
Literature: John Stuart Mill, On The Logic of the Moral Sciences (also known as A System of Logic, Book VI; the eight edition of 1872 is preferable). You can access the book here: https://www.gutenberg.org/files/27942/27942-h/27942-h.html#toc127
Questions: Questions will test your understanding of the main points of each chapter. You will answer two of three stated questions.
Aids: Literature, notes, and internet searches are allowed during the exam.
Turning in your results: Once completed, send your answers by email to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Enjoy your preparations! Hoping to “see” you on the course.
Onward and upward!