Disclaimer: The percentages listed below are calculated based on the grading information and assignment sections of publicly available syllabi. The information provided is an approximation on the types of assignments within each individual class and is not meant as an absolute interpretation of all the inherent activities in said class(es).

PHIL 2010 - Introduction to Philosophy

Writing Required: 90% - 100%

This class has writing assignments, exams that include short answer and essay questions, and quizzes.

PHIL 2020 - Critical Thinking

Writing Required: 40% - 50%

This class has exams that include short answer and essay questions as well as two presentations that contain an element of writing.

PHIL 2030 - Introduction to Ethics

Writing Required: 90% - 100%

This class contains essays, reading questions, and quizzes as well as exams with short answer and essay questions.

PHIL 2130 - Introduction to World Religions

Writing Required: 90% - 100%

This class contains weekly assignments and discussions as well as exams with short answer and essay questions.

PHIL 3110 - Modern Philosophy

Writing Required: 90% - 100%

This class contains essays as well as exams with short answer and essay questions.

PHIL 3120 - American Philosophy

Writing Required: 90% - 100%

This class contains essays as well as exams with short answer and essay questions.

PHIL 3160 - Philosophy in Literature and Film

Writing Required: 85% - 95%

This class contains essays as well as exams with short answer and essay questions.

PHIL 3205 - Theories of Religion

Writing Required: 80% - 85%

This class contains essays as well as reading responses and journals.

PHIL 3220 - Christian Thought

Writing Required: 80% - 85%

This class contains essay exams and reading quizzes.

PHIL 3250 - Islamic Thought

Writing Required: 80% - 85%

This class contains reading journals and an essay.

PHIL 4100 - Phenomenology

Writing Required: 85% - 95%

This class contains essays as well as exams with short answer and essay questions.

PHIL 4110 - Philosophy of Law

Writing Required: 80% - 90%

This class contains essays as well as exams with short answer and essay questions.

PHIL 4115 - Political Philosophy

Writing Required: 90% - 100%

This class contains essays and reading discussions.

PHIL 4120 - Professional Ethics

Writing Required: 85% - 95%

This class contains reading discussions, essays, as well as exams with short answer and essay questions.

PHIL 4130 - Feminist Philosophy

Writing Required: 80% - 85%

This class contains essays as well as reading quizzes.

PHIL 4150 - Analytic Philosophy

Writing Required: 90% - 100%

This class contains essays as well as exams with short answer and essay questions.

PHIL 4160 - Symbolic Logic

Writing Required: 90% - 100%

This class contains exams with short answer and essay questions as well as reading quizzes.

PHIL 4230 - Philosophy of Religion

Writing Required: 75% - 85%

This class contains an essay as well as reading journals.

PHIL 4300 - Senior Seminar

Writing Required: 80% - 90%

This class's grade derives mainly from a final research essay as well as smaller seminar papers and critical comments.

PHIL 4385 - Special Topics

Writing Required: 90% - 100%

This class contains essays as well as exams with short answer and essay questions.

Classes Without Information:

(Currently, these classes do not have publicly-accessible syllabi available for review.)

PHIL 3100 - Ancient and Medieval Philosophy

PHIL 3140 - Existentialism

PHIL 3301 - History and Philosophy of Science

PHIL 4220 - Hermeneutics

PHIL 4240 - Philosophy of Friendship and Love

PHIL 4381 - Independent Study