PHILOSOPHY HONOURS THESIS

PHI4HON

2020

Credit points: 60

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.

SchoolHumanities and Social Sciences

Credit points60

Subject Co-ordinatorToula Diamanto Nicolacopoulos

Available to Study Abroad/Exchange StudentsNo

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

Available as ElectiveNo

Learning ActivitiesN/A

Capstone subjectNo

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites Enrolment in the Philosophy Honours Program (AHA)

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Quota Management StrategyN/A

Quota-conditions or rulesN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Minimum credit point requirementN/A

Assumed knowledgeN/A

Career Ready

Career-focusedNo

Work-based learningNo

Self sourced or Uni sourcedN/A

Entire subject or partial subjectN/A

Total hours/days requiredN/A

Location of WBL activity (region)N/A

WBL addtional requirementsN/A

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

Graduate Capabilities

COMMUNICATION - Communicating and Influencing
INQUIRY AND ANALYSIS - Creativity and Innovation
INQUIRY AND ANALYSIS - Critical Thinking and Problem Solving
INQUIRY AND ANALYSIS - Research and Evidence-Based Inquiry

Intended Learning Outcomes

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

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Melbourne (Bundoora), 2020, Semester 1, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorToula Diamanto Nicolacopoulos

Class requirements

Supervisor Consultation Week: 10 - 22
One 3.00 h 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 elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*
Research Essay 12,000-15,000 wordsN/AN/AN/ANo100 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3

Melbourne (Bundoora), 2020, Semester 2, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorToula Diamanto Nicolacopoulos

Class requirements

Supervisor Consultation Week: 31 - 43
One 3.00 h 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 elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*
Research Essay 12,000-15,000 wordsN/AN/AN/ANo100 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3