Essay Topics for CPHL 550

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Essay Topics for CPHL 550 – Knowledge, Truth and Belief “Plan your work, work your plan”. – Vince Lombardi General Instructions Make sure to consult the Basic Style Guidelines Document and the Tips for Writing an Effective CPHL 550 Essay Document in order to confirm the details for each assignment (both the minor and the major essay) especially with respect to the minimal length requirement. Since there is no final exam in this course, your essay assignments need to be treated with the same attention and effort (or perhaps even more attention and effort) that you would give to an in-class final exam. It takes research, planning, contemplation and above all an adequate amount of time in order to make sure that you have the opportunity to…show more content…
5. If you have decided to pick one of the topics below for your major essay you do not have to get this topic approved by me. The exception to this is if you decide to change or modify the examples presented here; if this is the case, then your topic choice needs to be approved as if it were a new topic choice (see above). Note - Possible scenario: “I forgot to check my essay topic with my instructor and the deadline is a week away – what do I do now?” Answer: since you only need to send one proposal for your major essay (minor topics are assigned) and since the deadline for this assignment is about 10 weeks away from the start of this course, this should be an extremely rare occurrence, but if this is your predicament then you have two options, a risky option and a safe option: Risky option: send your topic to me and I’ll try to get an approval to you within 48 hours or sooner, but even if you don’t hear from me within 48 hours – start working on your essay anyway, if for no other reason than to get it in on time before the deadline. Please be aware that the risk you run in doing this is that if you write on a topic that fails to satisfy the criteria presented in points 2 and 3 above – your essay will probably receive a lower mark depending on how far you stray from these guidelines. CPHL 550 - Page 2 Safe Option: simply pick a topic from the list of approved topics below (that you haven’t written on already) and write on it –

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