Faculty Profile

Samantha Langsdale

Title
Senior Lecturer
Department
Philosophy and Religion
College
College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences

    

Education

PhD, SOAS, University of London, 2014.
Major: Study of Religions
Degree Specialization: Feminist Philosophy
Dissertation Title: Damaged Bodies: Women's Agency in Trecento Florentine Soteriological Discourses
MA, SOAS, University of London, 2006.
Major: Gender Studies & Religion
BA, Trinity University, 2004.
Major: English Literature

Current Scheduled Teaching*

PHIL 4150.002, Feminism, Spring 2020
PHIL 1050.801, Introduction to Philosophy, Spring 2020
PHIL 6900.702, Special Problems, Spring 2020
PHIL 4960.001, Topics in Philosophy, Spring 2020
PHIL 3350.001, Twentieth Century Philosophy, Spring 2020
PHIL 4500.001, Existentialism, Fall 2019 Syllabus
PHIL 3200.001, Philosophy in Literature, Fall 2019 Syllabus
PHIL 1800.001, Philosophy of Self, Fall 2019 Syllabus

* Texas Education Code 51.974 (HB 2504) requires each institution of higher education to make available to the public, a syllabus for undergraduate lecture courses offered for credit by the institution.

Previous Scheduled Teaching*

PHIL 4150.001, Feminism, Spring 2019 Syllabus SPOT
PHIL 4150.002, Feminism, Spring 2019 Syllabus SPOT
PHIL 4951.002, Honors College Capstone Thesis, Spring 2019
PHIL 4900.714, Special Problems, Spring 2019
PHIL 5250.002, Topics in the History of Philosophy, Spring 2019 SPOT
PHIL 1800.001, Philosophy of Self, Fall 2018 Syllabus SPOT
PHIL 4975.001, Religious Studies Capstone, Fall 2018 Syllabus SPOT
PHIL 4960.001, Topics in Philosophy, Fall 2018 Syllabus SPOT
PHIL 1050.001, Introduction to Philosophy, Summer 5W2 2018 Syllabus SPOT
PHIL 4700.001, Environmental Ethics, Spring 2018 Syllabus SPOT
PHIL 2310.001, Introduction to Ancient Philosophy, Spring 2018 Syllabus SPOT
PHIL 1800.001, Philosophy of Self, Spring 2018 Syllabus SPOT
PHIL 6900.702, Special Problems, Spring 2018
PHIL 3200.001, Philosophy in Literature, Fall 2017 Syllabus SPOT
PHIL 1800.001, Philosophy of Self, Fall 2017 Syllabus SPOT
PHIL 1800.010, Philosophy of Self, Fall 2017 Syllabus SPOT
PHIL 6500.001, Cultural Criticism, Spring 2017 SPOT
PHIL 4700.001, Environmental Ethics, Spring 2017 Syllabus SPOT
PHIL 1800.001, Philosophy of Self, Spring 2017 Syllabus SPOT
PHIL 2400.001, Religion and American Society, Spring 2017 Syllabus SPOT
PHIL 4960.001, Topics in Philosophy, Spring 2017 Syllabus SPOT
PHIL 3310.001, Ancient Philosophy, Fall 2016 Syllabus SPOT
PHIL 2310.001, Introduction to Ancient Philosophy, Fall 2016 Syllabus SPOT
PHIL 1050.003, Introduction to Philosophy, Fall 2016 Syllabus SPOT
PHIL 1800.001, Philosophy of Self, Fall 2016 Syllabus SPOT
PHIL 4900.001, Special Problems, Fall 2016 Syllabus
PHIL 3310.001, Ancient Philosophy, Spring 2016 Syllabus SPOT
PHIL 4150.001, Feminism, Spring 2016 Syllabus SPOT
PHIL 2070.001, Great Religions, Spring 2016 Syllabus SPOT
PHIL 1800.001, Philosophy of Self, Spring 2016 Syllabus SPOT
PHIL 2070.001, Great Religions, Fall 2015 Syllabus SPOT
PHIL 2310.001, Introduction to Ancient Philosophy, Fall 2015 Syllabus SPOT
PHIL 1050.003, Introduction to Philosophy, Fall 2015 Syllabus SPOT
PHIL 1800.001, Philosophy of Self, Fall 2015 Syllabus SPOT

* Texas Education Code 51.974 (HB 2504) requires each institution of higher education to make available to the public, a syllabus for undergraduate lecture courses offered for credit by the institution.

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Overall
Summative Rating
Challenge and
Engagement Index
Response Rate

out of 5

out of 7
%
of
students responded
  • Overall Summative Rating (median):
    This rating represents the combined responses of students to the four global summative items and is presented to provide an overall index of the class’s quality. Overall summative statements include the following (response options include a Likert scale ranging from 5 = Excellent, 3 = Good, and 1= Very poor):
    • The course as a whole was
    • The course content was
    • The instructor’s contribution to the course was
    • The instructor’s effectiveness in teaching the subject matter was
  • Challenge and Engagement Index:
    This rating combines student responses to several SPOT items relating to how academically challenging students found the course to be and how engaged they were. Challenge and Engagement Index items include the following (response options include a Likert scale ranging from 7 = Much higher, 4 = Average, and 1 = Much lower):
    • Do you expect your grade in this course to be
    • The intellectual challenge presented was
    • The amount of effort you put into this course was
    • The amount of effort to succeed in this course was
    • Your involvement in course (doing assignments, attending classes, etc.) was
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