Philosophy - University Philosophy, Politics and Legal Studies.

UPHI
Course Description

Teacher in Charge: G. Cass

This course allows students to take Level 3 NCEA Philosophy; and 100 Level Philosophy paper/s from The University of Waikato: PHILO106-19A(NET)Social and Moral Philosophy, PHIL103-17A - Critical Reasoning, LEGAL105-19A(NET) Introduction to New Zealand Law and Society, IRSST103-19A(NET) Introduction to International Relations and IRSST104-19B(NET) Introduction to International Security.

The university papers are 2 term semester courses and the options are outlined below. Students may take achievement standards in A or B Semester if they wish to take only 1 University paper. The Achievement standard course can be viewed in The Level 3 Philosophy option.






Course Overview

Term 1
Semester A
Philosophy - Moral
This is a study of key concepts in areas of applied ethics including abortion, euthanasia, health care, children's rights, free speech and expression, justice, environmental issues, religion and ethics, and other issues.
-or
Politics
This paper introduces students to International Relations and examines the critical global problems facing humankind today. These include issues of war and peace, international terrorism, climate change, human rights, nuclear weapons, ideology, globalisation, and how rising powers and non-state actors are changing the world we live in.
-or
Law
An introduction to the nature and functions of law and the processes of law-making. The relationship between law and society.

Term 2
Semester A continued
Philosophy
This is a study of key concepts in areas of applied ethics including abortion, euthanasia, health care, children's rights, free speech and expression, justice, environmental issues, religion and ethics, and other issues.
-or
Politics - International Relations
This paper introduces students to International Relations and examines the critical global problems facing humankind today. These include issues of war and peace, international terrorism, climate change, human rights, nuclear weapons, ideology, globalisation, and how rising powers and non-state actors are changing the world we live in.
-or
Law
An introduction to the nature and functions of law and the processes of law-making. The relationship between law and society.

Term 3
Semester B
Philosophy - Critical Thinking
This paper helps students to engage critically with the sorts of arguments encountered both inside and outside the University.
or
Politics - International Security
This course is an introduction to the study of international security. It examines a variety of contemporary security issues and explores how and why conflict emerges in the international system.

Term 4
Semester B continued
Philosophy - Critical Thinking
This paper helps students to engage critically with the sorts of arguments encountered both inside and outside the University.
or
Politics - International Security
This course is an introduction to the study of international security. It examines a variety of contemporary security issues and explores how and why conflict emerges in the international system.

Contributions and Equipment/Stationery

$75 paid in full before the course starts.
NB: This course is subsidised by Tauranga Boys College. If the student withdraws at any stage, you a liable for the full cost of the paper ($735).


Prerequisites

HOD approval


Disclaimer

POLICY
It is the policy of Tauranga Boys’ College to have school-wide policies that inform parents and students of the criteria for administering all Assessments for National Qualifications.