Teach Ethics Reading Courses
Ethics Reading Courses allow faculty members and their students to read and discuss a single work that enhances their understanding of the field of ethics or a particular ethical issue. The courses are a quarter credit, allowing students to weave ethics into their curricular goals throughout their time at DePauw. The quarter-credit courses also allow faculty members to pilot modules that might fit into the courses they regularly teach at DePauw or form the foundation of an entirely new course.
Teaching a Prindle Ethics Reading Course
The Prindle Institute will send out a call for proposals to teach a quarter-credit Prindle Ethics Reading Course (UNIV291) in Fall 2019 beginning in January. Contact Prindle’s administrative assistant Lana Hall (firstname.lastname@example.org) with any questions about Ethics Reading Course coordination.
Fall 2018 Prindle Ethics Reading Courses listed here.
- The ideal course is a reading and discussion group that revolves around a single book or text.
- The required coursework should be reasonable given that the course is a quarter credit, but should have enough rigor to warrant receiving a grade (e.g. some written assignments or other projects).
- Courses will be capped at 10 students each.
- Class meetings can take place either on campus or at Prindle. (Transportation to and from the Prindle Institute will be arranged by Prindle.)
- Each course should meet for approximately 90 minutes per week for a total of 8 weeks. Courses will meet in the first eight weeks of the semester.
- Courses meet from 7:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
- Courses will be listed under the University Studies course – UNIV 291: Prindle Selected Topics in Ethics
$700 for the development of the course over the Winter or Summer Term + $1,000 course overload stipend during the semester in which the course is taught. Faculty members may elect to receive non-monetary compensation (e.g. a corresponding teaching underload) in lieu of a stipend.