Philosophy Honours IV
|Course code PHIL4080||Units 20||Level 4000||Faculty of Education and ArtsSchool of Humanities and Social Science|
Studied in conjunction with PHIL 4050, PHIL 4060 and PHIL 4070, the four courses jointly constituting the honours program in philosophy - provides honours philosophy students with an opportunity to participate in an intensive in-depth study seminar on a major area, theme or problem in philosophy based in extensive reading and extended critical discussion.
Available in 2014
|Objectives||The objectives of the honours program in philosophy are:|
(1) Impart to individual students mature and disciplined knowledge to honours level of philosophical themes, problems or areas.
(2) Impart to students critical skills, to honours level, to deal with the issues involved and employ the knowledge and methods involved 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.
(4) Develop a capacity to appreciate the philosophical positions involved in how people approach ways of living and evaluating life situations.
|Content||The philosophy honours program comprises 4 seminars on 4 distinct aspects of philosophy and a written thesis. The specific content of a seminar will vary with the expertise of the staff member preparing the seminar; the thesis topic will be chosen in the light of the student?s interests, abilities and experience, in relation to those of supervising staff. Seminars have, e.g., recently included studies of scientific rationality, the rise of virtue ethics, and the rational basis of sociality.|
|Assumed Knowledge||110 units of successfully completed Philosophy course, or equivalent, plus qualification for entry to the B.A. pass degree, or equivalent.|
|Modes of Delivery||Internal Mode|
|Teaching Methods||Individual Supervision|
|Contact Hours||Individual Supervision: for 2 hour(s) per Week for Full Term|
|Timetables||2014 Course Timetables for PHIL4080|