Philosophy - Level 1

PHI1
Course Description

Philosophy is the study of problems concerning existence, knowledge, values, reason, the mind, and language. The focus is on critical thinking and deepening your thinking on topics of personal interest. There is an emphasis on students guiding the discussion and learning.

Students will be able to gain between 18 and 20 credits and will have some choice about which standards they will be assessed against based on their personal interests.


Course Overview

Term 1
Inquiry into the basis of modern society. A focus on the nature of modern democracy and it's antecedents as well as alternative forms of government and the ethical and moral considerations and consequences related to real world examples.

Term 2
Inquiry into human rights. Theories of morality and discussion of what constitutes a right and the conflicts that can arise between different groups in society in relation to perceived rights. Analysis of a real world struggle for human rights.

Term 3
Inquiry into world views and purpose in life. Theories of religion and culture. Historical perspective on the spread of religion and culture. Analysis of changes in cultural and religious practice over time.

Term 4
Inquiry to the application of a world view to a modern ethical dilemma. Consideration of the moral framework and the consequences of a particular approach to a real world issue.

Pathway

Philosophy - Level 2

Prerequisites

Open Entry - 10PH preferred


Credit Information
Assessment
Level
Internal or
External
Credits
L1 Literacy Credits UE Literacy Credits Numeracy Credits
A.S. 91043 v2 Social Studies 1.5 - Describe a social justice and human rights action
1
I
4
Y
A.S. 91041 v3 Social Studies 1.3 - Describe consequences of cultural change(s)
1
E
4
Y
A.S. 91040 v3 Social Studies 1.2 - Conduct a social inquiry
1
I
4
Y
A.S. 91025 v2 Classical Studies 1.5 - Demonstrate understanding of links between aspects of the classical world and another culture
1
I
6
Y
Total Credits

Total Credits Available: 18 credits.
Externally Assessed Credits: 4 credits.
Internally Assessed Credits: 14 credits.

Pathway Tags

Teaching, author, journalist, policy analyst, media, university lecturer...


Disclaimer

POLICY
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