PHILOSOPHY 4 HONS

PHI4HNJ

2018

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

Honours students are required to write a research essay (thesis) on an approved topic from an area of philosophy in which they have secured the agreement of a supervisor.

SchoolSchool of Humanities & Social Sciences

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorToula Diamanto Nicolacopoulos

Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 4 - UG/Hons/1st Yr PG

Exchange StudentsYes

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites Enrolment in Philosophy Honours Program (AHA)

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Locate, analyse, synthesise and critically evaluate ideas or arguments central to a philosophical problem in the field of knowledge/inquiry.

Activities:
Make a plan of your research essay, setting out the problem and issues you have identified, a statement of how you propose to develop your argument to solve the problem, including how you propose to incorporate the views of others or deal with counter arguments. Develop a statement of your proposed chapters.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Creative Problem-solving (Creative Problem-solving)
Writing (Writing)
Inquiry/ Research (Inquiry/ Research)
Critical Thinking (Critical Thinking)

02. Present a philosophical problem, identify the field of knowledge/inquiry to which it belongs, develop and justify the steps you will follow in arguing the case for your own solution to the problem.

Activities:
Conduct a literature search, prepare a review for presentation to your supervisor and subsequent presentation to your peers and incorporation into your research essay.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Creative Problem-solving (Creative Problem-solving)
Speaking (Speaking)

03. Write a sustained defence of a philosophical claim based on your critical assessment of an issue at the frontiers of philosophical research and debate in the field of knowledge/inquiry under examination.

Activities:
Make a list of questions suggesting possible research angles and outline what you consider to be the problem they address. Choose one set of questions that you consider to be important and set out possible approaches to further your investigation.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Critical Thinking (Critical Thinking)
Creative Problem-solving (Creative Problem-solving)
Inquiry/ Research (Inquiry/ Research)
Writing (Writing)

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Melbourne, 2018, Semester 1, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorToula Diamanto Nicolacopoulos

Class requirements

Supervisor Consultation Week: 10 - 22
One 3.0 hours supervisor consultation other recurrence on any day including weekend during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via blended.
"Times are arranged between student and supervisor"

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Research Essay 12,000-15,000 words100 01, 02, 03

Melbourne, 2018, Semester 2, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorToula Diamanto Nicolacopoulos

Class requirements

Supervisor Consultation Week: 31 - 43
One 3.0 hours supervisor consultation other recurrence on any day including weekend during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via blended.
"Times are arranged between student and supervisor"

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Research Essay 12,000-15,000 words100 01, 02, 03