The HOPOS Syllabus

Rules

  • Only entries received by February 15, 2018 to hoposjournal[at]gmail[dot]com, clearly marked as entries to the competition, will be considered. We recommend that if you are a graduate student, contingent faculty, adjunct faculty, unaffiliated scholar, or early career researcher, that you identify yourself as such on the entry.
  • Associate Editors, and members of the Editorial Board of the journal may submit entries, and may be recognized, but are not eligible to receive prizes. The Editor may not submit entries.

The syllabus need not be for an actual course.

 

 

Minimal requirements for a complete syllabus:

  • Title of the course.
  • Statement or list of the course’s themes (at least 150 words).
  • List of required and recommended texts.
  • A list of readings organized by theme. (Specific schedule not required.)
  • Work students will be asked to do.
  • Any additional information is optional but could be a bonus: additional resources, suggested student activities, and so forth.

 

Procedures

  • Submit as many entries as you like.
  • Entries will be judged on:
    Page 251 of Thomas Hunt Morgan’s Heredity and Sex.
  • Whether the syllabus is for a course in the history of philosophy of science (or a directly related field).
  • The quality of the syllabus, including: the interest of proposed themes, the depth of treatment of those themes, significance of the readings, whether the syllabus contributes to the HOPOS community’s aim of global reach and a scholarly culture with broad and equitable participation.
  • Whether the syllabus uses material from HOPOS: The Journal of the International Society for the History of the Philosophy of Science.
  • At least two winners will be graduate students, adjunct faculty, contingent faculty, unaffiliated scholars, or early career researchers, in order of preference.
  • The Editor selects winning entries, appealing to the Editorial Team and the Editorial Board to decide as needed. Up to five winning entries may be selected.
  • Syllabus authors agree to assign the right to publish all entries, to make available on the Internet and over email, and to post and publish on social media of all kinds, to HOPOS: The Journal of the International Society for the History of the Philosophy of Science.
  • Winners will receive a free two-year subscription to HOPOS, including a free two-year membership in HOPOS, The International Society for the History of the Philosophy of Science. HOPOS thanks the University of Chicago Press and the Society for their sponsorship.
  • Address questions to: hoposjournal[at]gmail[dot]com.