Unlike other Outlier courses, our Introduction to Philosophy course includes written assignments that have weekly deadlines, chapter quizzes, and a midterm exam. There are seven chapters with a multiple-choice quiz at the end to test your comprehension of the material. Each week, you will be assigned a supplementary reading assignment. There are also 8 written assignments (with weekly deadlines), including a final essay that is to be 1,000 and 1,500 words in length. Written assignments are not designed to be submitted at your own pace. Failure to meet the deadlines for written assignments will result in a 0 on that assignment, unless an extension has been granted.
There is one midterm exam (multiple-choice), and in place of a final exam, Philosophy students submit a final essay. You will also receive written assignments as part of your homework, several of which will help you build your final essay.
In place of a final exam, the Philosophy course asks students to submit a final essay between 1,000 and 1,500 words in length with proper APA citations. You will receive detailed instructions for this essay during week 3 of your course. All written assignments will be graded by evaluators holding at least a bachelor’s degree in the field of Philosophy.
For more detailed information about the material covered in the Philosophy course and the suggested pacing, you can request a copy of a sample course syllabus on the Philosophy course page.