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APR5016

Faculty of Arts

Postgraduate - Unit

This unit entry is for students who completed this unit in 2014 only. For students planning to study the unit, please refer to the unit indexes in the the current edition of the Handbook. If you have any queries contact the managing faculty for your course or area of study.

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0 points, SCA Band 1, 0.000 EFTSL

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LevelPostgraduate
FacultyFaculty of Arts
Organisational UnitSchool of Philosophical, Historical and International Studies
OfferedClayton First semester 2014 (Day)
Clayton Second semester 2014 (Day)
Coordinator(s)Professor Graham Oppy

Synopsis

Students will attend staff seminars, including pre-seminar presentations by the speakers (or, in some cases, an alternate presenter). Students will be given writing tasks related to seminar presentations. Attendance at a sufficient number of seminars will be a hurdle requirement.

Outcomes

On completion of the unit students should be able to:

  1. Understand orally presented cutting edge philosophical papers across a wide range of philosophical topics;
  2. Contribute to organised oral philosophical discussion of presented cutting edge philosophical papers across a wide range of philosophical topics;
  3. Provide written exegesis and analysis of presented cutting edge philosophical papers across a wide range of philosophical topics;
  4. Devise questions for presenters of cutting edge philosophical papers across a wide range of philosophical topics.

Assessment

Essay - 3000 words (unit objectives 1 and 3)
Quizzes - 1500 words (unit objectives 2 and 4)

Students will produce one major essay (3,000 words) by the end of the semester. This essay will provide exegesis and critical analysis of one of the presentations during the semester. Students will also be required to produce eight weekly worksheets of approx. 200 words each. (This will focus on the production of questions for, or the identification of major difficulties in, given presentations).

Chief examiner(s)

Workload requirements

3 contact hours per week, plus 9-hours of reading and writing

Prerequisites

Completion of APR5015

Prohibitions