- Code PHIL1007
- Unit Value 6 units
- Offered by School of Philosophy
- ANU College ANU College of Arts and Social Sciences
- Course subject Philosophy
- Areas of interest Philosophy
- Academic career UGRD
- Dr Fiona Jenkins
- Dr Knox Peden
- Mode of delivery In Person
Second Semester 2015
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Philosophy has always been concerned with raising and exploring fundamental questions about the nature of humanity and society, questions that still preoccupy us today and inform many of the other disciplines studied at university. This first year course aims to introduce students to philosophical reflection on questions to do with the meaning and potential in human life, how we imagine ourselves to be capable of living and how we understand ourselves as connected with one another in societies. It comprises two 6 week segments, in most cases taught sequentially by two faculty members. Segment topics will be devised by lecturers to provide an interesting introduction to these areas of philosophy and a coherent study programme: examples of topics might include the following; Mind, World and Dreams — Descartes’ Meditations; Philosophers and Other Animals; Utopias; Introduction to Continental Philosophy; Philosophy and the Environment.
The course will comprise two segments typically taught by different lecturers.
Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:
The course aims to (1) equip students with knowledge of some core areas of philosophy (2) build student skills in argumentation, the critical evaluation of texts, basic research and essay writing etc, as appropriate for a first year course (3) provide for the development of skills in discussion and debate.
For the first segment of the course: 1 x 2000 word essay (45%) (Learning Outcomes 1 and 2)
For the second segment: 1 x 500 word short essay (15%); 1 x 1,500 word essay (30%) or exam (Learning Outcomes 1 and 2)
Tutorial participation: 10% (Learning Outcome 3)
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Weekly Seminars or Lectures plus tutorials - the course aims to encourage participation at a supportive and introductory level of discussion, with webCT recording, notes etc.as back-up.
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|Class number||Class start date||Last day to enrol||Census date||Class end date||Mode Of Delivery||Class Summary|
|2017||20 Jul 2015||07 Aug 2015||31 Aug 2015||30 Oct 2015||In Person||N/A|