units

ATS4868

Faculty of Arts

Undergraduate - 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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12 points, SCA Band 1, 0.250 EFTSL

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LevelUndergraduate
FacultyFaculty of Arts
Organisational UnitPhilosophy
OfferedClayton First semester 2014 (Day)
Clayton Second semester 2014 (Day)
Coordinator(s)Dr Robert Simpson

Notes

Previously coded PHL4010

Synopsis

Students are required to complete two sub-units of coursework, each of which involves nine 2-hour seminars across the course of the semester. At least 3 sub-units will be offered each semester. (Students are welcome to attend all sub-units offered, but are only required to attend and submit assessment tasks for two sub-units.) The sub-units on offer will be drawn from the following pool:

  1. metaphysics and epistemology;
  2. value theory;
  3. foundations of analytic philosophy;
  4. contemporary European philosophy;
  5. philosophy of mind and cognition;
  6. philosophical pedagogy.

At the beginning of each semester students will be provided with details of which sub-units are on offer.

Outcomes

Students who successfully complete this subject will gain the ability to read and understand advanced philosophical material in some specific areas of current research. They will be able to examine and criticise arguments in those areas, as well as develop and defend their own position on some specific issues within those areas. They will further their basic competence in the use of research tools in Philosophy. Those who undertake the Philosophical Pedagogy unit will additionally gain an appreciation for the ways in which the practical demonstration of these research skills informs teaching.

Assessment

Written work: 70-100% (7500-9000 words).
Some unit options may involve assessment of oral presentations or tutorial participation: 0-30%

Chief examiner(s)

Workload requirements

Attendance is required for two units; each unit consists of nine 2-hour seminars

Co-requisites

Philosophy Honours B (ATS4869)

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