Philosophy - Level 2

PHI2
Course Description

Teacher in Charge: G. Cass

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 conflict in modern society. A focus on the nature of modern democracy and it's antecedents as well as conflicts between democracy and alternative forms of government and the ethical and moral considerations and consequences related to real world examples.

Term 2
Inquiry into a human rights movement. 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 movement for human rights. Consideration of the methods and justification of the movement and the consequences and effectiveness of the movement.

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. Considerations of specific cultural practices and their place in the greater culture.

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. Analysis of the wider implication fro society as a whole.

Pathway

Philosophy - Level 3

Prerequisites

If you did not take a pathway course at Level 1, or achieved fewer than 14 credits in that course, you will need HOD approval.


Credit Information
Assessment
Level
Internal or
External
Credits
L1 Literacy Credits UE Literacy Credits Numeracy Credits
A.S. 91283 v2 Social Studies 2.5 - Describe a social action that enables communities and/or nations to meet responsibilities and exercise rights
2
I
4
Y
A.S. 91280 v2 Social Studies 2.2 - Conduct a reflective social inquiry
2
I
5
Y
A.S. 91279 v2 Social Studies 2.1 - Demonstrate understanding of conflict(s) arising from different cultural beliefs and ideas
2
E
4
Y
A.S. 90822 v3 Religious Studies 2.3 - Explain how a contemporary social action derives from the ethical principles of a religious tradition
2
I
6
Y
Total Credits

Total Credits Available: 19 credits.
Externally Assessed Credits: 4 credits.
Internally Assessed Credits: 15 credits.

Pathway Tags

Teaching, journalism, lawyer, policy analyst, media...


Disclaimer

POLICY
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