Anne Siebels Peterson

Curriculum Vitae

Anne Siebels Peterson portrait
  • Assistant Professor, Philosophy


Current Courses

Fall 2017

  • PHIL 1003-001 Intro: Human Nature (Student Feedback)
    Location: CTIHB 459 (Carolyn Tanner Irish Hum Bldg)
  • PHIL 3910-021 Individual Research
  • PHIL 4999-018 Honors Thesis/Project
  • PHIL 5110-001 Topics Ancient/Medieval
    Location: CTIHB 406 (Carolyn Tanner Irish Hum Bldg)
  • PHIL 5910-024 Undergraduate Research
  • PHIL 6110-001 Topics Ancient/Medieval
    Location: CTIHB 406 (Carolyn Tanner Irish Hum Bldg)
  • PHIL 6910-019 Individual Research
  • PHIL 6970-018 MA/MS Thesis Research
  • PHIL 6980-018 Faculty Consult M.A.
  • PHIL 7970-012 Thesis Research, Ph.D
  • PHIL 7980-019 Faculty Consult, Ph.D

Summer 2017

Spring 2017

Teaching Philosophy

I continually teach with an eye toward properly balancing structured presentation and active student learning.  By ensuring the accessibility of class material through carefully chosen analogies, examples, and questions throughout my structured presentation, I provide students with the information and skills necessary to achieve intellectual growth through active participation.  At the same time, I provide them with the motivation to actively participate by stimulating interest in class material through responsiveness to their particular questions and encouragement of their ideas in dialogue.  My central aim is for students to come to a clear understanding and appreciation of the philosophical questions we explore as well as some ways of responding to these questions, while developing their own skills in reasoning and argumentation as they evaluate the arguments and views of others, develop their own arguments, and clarify or shed new light on their own views.