Final grades and exam 5 grades

Final grades are now available one the Grades and Scores page. Go there for details. Exam 5 scores are available under “My Grades” in the left menu on Blackboard, as they were for exams 3 and 4. Click through on the number to see the breakdown of your score. Grade equivalents and the distribution can […]

Exam 5 distribution/key and clicker scores

The exam 5 distribution and key are now available on the Exams page; and the final clicker/pop-quiz scores and grades are available on the Grades and Scores page. Grades and scores for exam 5 and the course will be available on the Grades and Scores page within the next 24 hours; I’ll post again here […]

Exam 5 is 3pm today to 3pm Wednesday

Exam #5 will be available on Blackboard from 3pm TODAY (Monday 5/4) until 3pm Wednesday 5/6; as usual, you only have 60 minutes to complete it from the time you begin. You may use your notes, but copying otherwise using material from outside sources not permissible. You cannot consult with others about the exam during […]

Course feedback

Please check out the Course feedback page. I would appreciate your feedback on the course; and for one of the two feedback forms, you can earn 2 bonus points on your clicker/pop-quiz score.

Walkaway grades as of 4/22

Walkaway grades as of 4/22 are now posted on the Grades & Scores page, as are the current pop-quiz clicker scores. The new walkaway grades include scores from exam #4.

Exam 4 scores are now available

Scores on exam #4 are now available under “My Grades” in the left menu on Blackboard. This will tell you your score out of 100 points. Click through on the number to see the breakdown of your score. Grade equivalents and the distribution can be found in the usual place on the course web page […]

Exam 4 reminders and updates

Here are some updates concerning exam 4: (a) There will only be the one review session in Zoom classroom at 12:35pm Wed 4/15; none on Tuesday. (b) Version 2 of the review sheet drops the last item from version 1. (c) I expect a much more multiple-choice-heavy exam than #3. It’s even possible that it […]

Current grades now posted

You current “walkaway” grades are now posted on the Grades and Scores page. It shows your grades for everything so far, and calculates the grade you’d get if you walked away and did nothing more in the course. Please check with one of us if something seems amiss, and we’ll answer general questions about it […]

Exam #4 dates and review sheet

The review sheet for exam #4 is now available on the Exams page. Exam #4 will be held via Blackboard; it will be available from 3pm Wednesday 4/15 until 5pm Friday 4/17. You will have 60 minutes to complete it once started.

Exam 3 scores are now available

Scores on exam #3 are now available inder “My Grades” in the left menu on Blackboard. This will tell you your score out of 100 points; grade equivalents and the distribution can be found in the usual place on the Exams page here; the exam key is there as well (as usual). If you have […]

Some updates on emergency remote instruction

There are a few updates and clarifications concerning the emergency remote instruction in this class, including a password for Zoom sessions. They were emailed to everyone, but you can also read them here.

No meeting Fri 4/03

As announced in the lecture/notes, there will be no Zoom meeting Fri 4/03 (today); we’ll be back at 12:35 on Mon 4/06. But there is a lecture posted for today, and a pop quiz due Sunday at midnight.

Exam 3 is live closed on Blackboard

UPDATE: Exam 3 is now closed (as of 9am 3/30.) Exam 3 is now available on Blackboard. You may start it anytime from now until Monday 3/30 at 8:00am, but you only have 60 minutes to finish it from the time you start it. (It says “You may save this test and resume it later”, […]

Zoom meeting Fri 3/27, and continuing

The next scheduled class Zoom Meeting will be at 12:35pm on Fri 3/27. There’s no online lecture for Fri 3/27, and the content of the live meeting will be review for the upcoming exam #3. Go to the Using Zoom page to get the address. I won’t announce each meeting and lecture here on the […]

Zoom meeting for Wed 3/25 @12:35pm

The next scheduled class Zoom Meeting will be at 12:35pm on Wed 3/25. Go to the Using Zoom page to get the address. It’s different address than on Monday, and should be the address for all future MWF 12:35pm meetings.

Lecture 23 (Wed 3/25) and quiz

Lecture 23 (for Wednesday 3/25) is up now on the Overheads page (a bit early). There’s also a pop quiz (the substitute for the clicker quizzes) available on Blackboard under the Part 3 of the course section, due Thursday at 6pm. Next week, I’ll stop posting a front-page post for each lecture, as I did […]

Time correction for Zoom session

Sorry, error in the time has now been corrected. Our meeting is Mon at 12:35pm, just like our class (not 10:25 as the original post indicated.

New FAQ page

I’ve put up a Transition FAQ here to supplement the static page on the online transition in this class. There are just a few things now; I’ll add to it as needed.

Lecture 22 (Mon 3/23) and quiz

Lecture 22 (for Monday 3/23) is up now on the Overheads page (a bit early). There’s also a pop quiz (the substitute for the clicker quizzes) available on Blackboard under the Part 3 of the course section, due Wednesday at 6pm (not 9am as originally stated).

Exam #3 information

Exam #3 will be held via Blackboard; it will be available from 5pm Friday 3/27 until 9am Monday 3/30. You will have 60 minutes to complete it once started. The review sheet is now available on the Exams page; more information there as well.

Lecture 21 quiz – Due @8am Tue 3/24

The quiz for lecture 21 (from 3/13) is now available on Blackboard under “Part 3” of the course. It’s a 5-minute 4-question multiple-choice quiz, and it’s due at 8am on Tuesday 3/24. It counts as part of the clicker grade. Please make sure to do it not only to get the points, but to see […]

Moving forward after spring break

Well, as much as I kind of hate Blackboard, we’ll be using it to move forward in our course. I expect that our quizzes and exams will be given as time-limited tests there. Bear with me as we make this transition. Take a look at Blackboard and click on our class; you should at least […]

First online lecture

Our first online lecture “21: Mind-Body 6”, for Friday 3/13 has now been posted to the Overheads page. There are the usual notes, a full (MP3) audio file of the lecture, and videos of the narrated Powerpoint for those who prefer that. The content of the audio+notes and the videos are identical; use whichever works […]

Moving to online delivery of the course

As you’ve heard from President Rodriguez, “in response to the rapidly evolving COVID-19 situation, effective March 23, 2020, all University at Albany courses will be delivered remotely until further notice.” And as announced in class, we will start with online delivery of class content this Friday — the lecture for Friday 3/13 will be posted […]

Exam #2 date and review

The review sheet for exam #2 is now available on the Exams page. As announced, exam 2 will be given in class on Friday, February 28th; and the review session will be on Thursday 2/27 from 7-8pm in LC22.

Exam #1 date and review

The review sheet for exam #1 is now available on the Exams page. As announced, exam 1 will be given in class on Monday, February 10th; and the review session will be on Sunday 2/9 from 7-8pm in LC21.

Registering iClickers for this class

Just a reminder that your iClicker needs to be registered for this class following the instructions found here. The iClickers are not registered via Blackboard for this class.

Day 1 notes are up

The notes from today (Wed 1/22) are up on the Overheads page. You’ll need the password from class. (I won’t normally make a front page post when I put up notes; just this time because it’s the first day.)

Welcome to “The Mind & the World”

This the home page for Prof. Ron McClamrock’s Philosophy 111, The Mind and the World, to be taught in the Spring semester of 2020. A preliminary course syllabus is available from the link in the right column of this page. Here’s a brief course description: A survey and critical examination of topics in contemporary philosophy, […]