Message to our Graduate Students about Fall 2020 MA Courses in Philosophy

29 June 2020

We trust this message finds you all safe and well. We are writing to let you know that we are currently making some adjustments in accordance with College guidance to ensure that our Fall 2020 schedule is robust, can meet the necessary health and safety requirements given our current and ongoing circumstances, and provides access to all students who need to take our courses to progress their studies.

With that in mind, we would like to let you know that the department is moving PHIL 600-001 (Proseminar), PHIL 640-001 (History of Ethical Theory), PHIL 683-001 (Arendt), and PHIL 694-001 (Philosophy & International Law) to an online environment for the Fall semester. 

If you enrolled in any of these and intend to take the class, you do not need to do anything - you will remain enrolled in the class in its new format. If you have not yet enrolled and want to do so, you’ll see when you enroll that the classes are listed as being held online.

Further details will follow later this summer, but please do keep the scheduled class times free to allow for 'live' virtual meetings, as the courses will be taught in 'synchronous' mode; thank you. 

Thank you for your patience and understanding. Our faculty will be making preparations over the summer to transition their courses into a virtual environment, and we are confident that our smaller graduate seminars will work well in this format - even if, under other circumstances, we would of course much rather be in the classroom with you all.

Please don't hesitate to contact us should you have any questions about this. We are all very much looking forward to working with you in the Fall!

Take care and with best wishes,

Dr. Rachel Jones (Associate Professor and Department Chair, Philosophy) rjones23@gmu.edu

Dr. Rose Cherubin (Associate Professor and Director, MA Program in Philosophy) rcherubi@gmu.edu