• Offered by School of Philosophy
  • ANU College ANU College of Arts and Social Sciences
  • Course subject Philosophy
  • Academic career Postgraduate
  • Course convener
    • Dr Seth Lazar
  • Mode of delivery In Person
  • Offered in Summer Session 2014
    First Semester 2014
    Autumn Session 2014
    Winter Session 2014
    Second Semester 2014
    Spring Session 2014
    See Future Offerings

The course is designed for students in philosophy.  It is designed to aid students in acquiring important research skills that they will need in the course of their PhD research.  The course typically consists of 24 2 hour sessions in seminar format. This will be taken over 2 semesters.

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:

• To identify important, potentially fruitful research questions within a subfield of philosophy

• To find in large literatures key resources which repay intensive study

• To identify and focus on the crucial issues a text raises, and to avoid being sidetracked by minor questions

• To situate their research within the broader aspects of their discipline

• To see the relationships between crucial texts, and the questions they raise


Indicative Assessment

Grading will be: pass/fail. Students must gain a pass grade for each component of the assessment.

  1. 30%, 6 x 1000 words, written responses to each of the readings (assessed by the principal supervisor) comprised of:
    - 2 responses to compulsory readings
    - 2 responses to selected readings from a given list
    - 2 responses to self-selected readings 
  2. 20%, discussions with peers and attendance
  3. 50%, 5000 words completion of a draft of a key concepts and/or argument and/or methodology chapter or equivalent.

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Workload

There will be set reading for each session provided online plus recommended background reading.

2 hours per session plus some background reading per session. 

Requisite and Incompatibility

You will need to contact the School of Philosophy to request a permission code to enrol in this course.

Prescribed Texts

One of the learning objectives is for students to find for themselves important material. But their efforts will be supervised and monitored by individual instructors.

Fees

Tuition fees are for the academic year indicated at the top of the page.  

If you are a domestic graduate coursework or international student you will be required to pay tuition fees. Students continuing in their current program of study will have their tuition fees indexed annually from the year in which you commenced your program. Further information for domestic and international students about tuition and other fees can be found at Fees.

Student Contribution Band:
Band 1
Unit value:
12 units

If you are an undergraduate student and have been offered a Commonwealth supported place, your fees are set by the Australian Government for each course. At ANU 1 EFTSL is 48 units (normally 8 x 6-unit courses). You can find your student contribution amount for each course at Fees.  Where there is a unit range displayed for this course, not all unit options below may be available.

Units EFTSL
12.00 0.25000
Domestic fee paying students
Year Fee
1994-2003 $3084
2004 $3852
2005 $4572
2006 $4572
2007 $4572
2008 $4572
2009 $4572
2010 $4716
2011 $4848
2012 $4944
2013 $4944
2014 $4956
International fee paying students
Year Fee
1994-2003 $7236
2004 $7236
2005 $7236
2006 $7236
2007 $7236
2008 $7236
2009 $7236
2010 $7500
2011 $7512
2012 $7512
2013 $7512
2014 $7524
Note: Please note that fee information is for current year only.

Offerings and Dates

The list of offerings for future years is indicative only

Summer Session

Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date Mode Of Delivery
1671 01 Jan 2014 24 Jan 2014 24 Jan 2014 31 Mar 2014 In Person

First Semester

Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date Mode Of Delivery
4135 17 Feb 2014 07 Mar 2014 31 Mar 2014 30 May 2014 In Person

Autumn Session

Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date Mode Of Delivery
4548 01 Apr 2014 18 Apr 2014 18 Apr 2014 30 Jun 2014 In Person

Winter Session

Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date Mode Of Delivery
5562 01 Jul 2014 18 Jul 2014 18 Jul 2014 30 Sep 2014 In Person

Second Semester

Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date Mode Of Delivery
8108 21 Jul 2014 08 Aug 2014 31 Aug 2014 30 Oct 2014 In Person

Spring Session

Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date Mode Of Delivery
8528 01 Oct 2014 24 Oct 2014 24 Oct 2014 31 Dec 2014 In Person

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