Available in 2012
|Callaghan Campus||Semester 2|
Previously offered in 2013, 2011, 2010, 2009, 2008, 2007, 2006, 2005, 2004
Introduces students to areas, themes or problems in philosophy in a manner designed to provide them with a basic grasp of the nature and scope of the discipline.
Through this course students will -
1) Be able to demonstrate a familiarity with, and knowledge of, the main issues addressed and approaches taken by philosophers
2) Apply critical skills to deal with philosophical issues and employ these approaches in their assessment of their own culture and societal life, and in thinking about their own personal lives
3) Develop high level written and oral skills in analysing and presenting philosophical issues, and demonstrate these in their tutorial participation and written assignments.
4) Develop a capacity to appreciate the philosophical positions involved in how people approach ways of living and evaluating life situations, and express this in their tutorial participation and written assignments.
Specific content will vary from year to year, and typically covers two major philosophical areas, themes or problems. The course may focus on one particular philosophy, for instance Plato, or it may survey several under a selected theme, such as freedom and responsibility, or under a selected problem, such as the nature of mind. These will be chosen so as to complement those for PHIL102 so that the two courses together provide a balanced coverage of the core areas of the discipline: metaphysics, epistemology, rationality, ethics/value.
There is no assumed knowledge.
Modes of Delivery
Flexible Delivery / Student Centred Learning
Lecture: for 2 hour(s) per Week for Full Term
Tutorial: for 2 hour(s) per Week for Full Term