Philosophy Honours IV

Course code PHIL4080Units 20Level 4000Faculty 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 2015

Callaghan CampusSemester 1, Semester 2
Previously offered in 2014
ObjectivesThe 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.
ContentThe 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.
Replacing Course(s)N/A
Industrial Experience0
Assumed Knowledge110 units of successfully completed Philosophy course, or equivalent, plus qualification for entry to the B.A. pass degree, or equivalent.
Modes of DeliveryInternal Mode
Teaching MethodsIndividual Supervision
Assessment Items
Essays / Written AssignmentsOne written thesis of 12000 words
Contact HoursIndividual Supervision: for 2 hour(s) per Week for Full Term
Timetables2015 Course Timetables for PHIL4080