• Offered by School of Philosophy
  • ANU College ANU College of Arts and Social Sciences
  • Course subject Philosophy
  • Academic career Postgraduate
  • Course convener
    • AsPr Seth Lazar
    • Dr Benjamin Fraser
  • Mode of delivery In Person
  • Offered in Summer Session 2016
    First Semester 2016
    Autumn Session 2016
    Winter Session 2016
    Second Semester 2016
    Spring Session 2016
    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.

The ANU uses Turnitin to enhance student citation and referencing techniques, and to assess assignment submissions as a component of the University's approach to managing Academic Integrity. While the use of Turnitin is not mandatory, the ANU highly recommends Turnitin is used by both teaching staff and students. For additional information regarding Turnitin please visit the ANU Online website.

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. Tuition fees are indexed annually. 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
2016 $6108
International fee paying students
Year Fee
2016 $8736
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
1543 01 Jan 2016 22 Jan 2016 22 Jan 2016 31 Mar 2016 In Person

First Semester

Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date Mode Of Delivery
3354 15 Feb 2016 26 Feb 2016 31 Mar 2016 27 May 2016 In Person

Autumn Session

Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date Mode Of Delivery
5453 01 Apr 2016 22 Apr 2016 22 Apr 2016 30 Jun 2016 In Person

Winter Session

Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date Mode Of Delivery
6472 01 Jul 2016 22 Jul 2016 22 Jul 2016 30 Sep 2016 In Person

Second Semester

Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date Mode Of Delivery
8286 18 Jul 2016 29 Jul 2016 31 Aug 2016 28 Oct 2016 In Person

Spring Session

Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date Mode Of Delivery
9442 01 Oct 2016 21 Oct 2016 21 Oct 2016 31 Dec 2016 In Person

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