Philosophy - University

UPHI
Course Description

Teacher in Charge: Mr G. Cass

Prerequisites

HOD approval


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
Arts and Social Sciences - Language in Context -
Language in Context is an essential paper for students of a broad range of disciplines where language and communication are a focus. Students are given the tools to examine how human language reflects our histories, our social selves, and our immediate physical contexts. We observe how language is used to reinvent and to reinforce social positioning, to create and to replicate both real and virtual identities. A heightened awareness of the multi-functionality of language, whether spoken, sung, written or texted, enhances our understanding of self and allows us to be more effective communicators.

Term 4
Semester B continued
Arts and Social Sciences - Language in Context -
Language in Context is an essential paper for students of a broad range of disciplines where language and communication are a focus. Students are given the tools to examine how human language reflects our histories, our social selves, and our immediate physical contexts. We observe how language is used to reinvent and to reinforce social positioning, to create and to replicate both real and virtual identities. A heightened awareness of the multi-functionality of language, whether spoken, sung, written or texted, enhances our understanding of self and allows us to be more effective communicators.

Learning Areas:

Humanities, University Papers



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).