Western Thought: Impact and Transformation of Greek Philosophy

Course code THEO1009Units 10Level 1000Faculty of Education and ArtsSchool of Humanities and Social Science

This course gives a basic historical overview from the ancient Greek Philosophy to the middle age philosophical Theology. It covers the period from 500 BC (Socrates) to 1200 AC (Abelard).

Not available in 2014

Previously offered in 2011, 2010
ObjectivesUpon completion of this course, students will be expected to:
1. Demonstrate an understanding of foundational aspects of Greek Philosophy commencing with Socrates, the hero of Western Thoughts.
2. Articulate the values of philosophical concepts and terminologies for Theology.
3. Demonstrate important philosophical and theological skills for further theological studies.
ContentThemes will include: definition of philosophy; Greek Philosophy of deity and creation (e.g. Socrates, Aristotles, Plato; Western Philosophy of happiness and human destiny (e.g. Seneca, Epicure, Stoics); Platonism in the West; illustrative examples of heritage and transformation of Hellenistic thoughts: Marius Victorinus - Augustine - Boethius - Anselm of Canterbury - Abelard.
Replacing Course(s)Not Applicable.
TransitionNot Applicable.
Industrial Experience0
Assumed KnowledgeNil
Modes of DeliveryDistance Learning : Paper Based
Teaching MethodsSelf Directed Learning
Assessment Items
Essays / Written AssignmentsTwo or more written assignments, which might include minor or major essays, tutorial papers, book reviews, online quiz, blogs, essay proposals, bibliographies or other similar exercises, totalling 1000-4500 words. 100%
Other: (please specify)Specific instructions about the weighting, timing and word limits of all assessment tasks will be found in the course outline available in the first two weeks of semester.
Contact HoursSelf Directed Learning: for 130 hour(s) per Term for Full Term