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Philosophy in Practice (PHL377)

Organisational Unit Creative Media, Arts and Design
Credit Points 3
Availability MURDOCH: S2-internal, S2-external
Teaching Timetables Murdoch S2
Description In the capstone unit for the Philosophy Major, students will develop their own research project. That project will either have a cross-disciplinary dimension or focus on a real-world problem from a philosophical point of view or both. Students will engage in depth with a specific philosophical author and develop their project by applying the author's conceptual frameworks and solutions to that practical or methodological problem.
Unit Learning Outcomes On successful completion of the unit you should be able to:
1. Conduct a small research project with some level of independence
2. Apply philosophical and analytic skills to areas outside the discipline.
Timetabled Learning Activities Lectures: 1 hour per week; tutorials: 1.5 hours per week.
Unit Learning Experiences To learn effectively in this unit, you need to read the Unit Information and Learning Guide (the UI) carefully, come to each tutorial prepared (that is, read required articles and appropriate sections of the UI), dedicate an appropriate amount of time to the research for your tutorial presentation, to the writing of your two essays and to the final exam.
Assessment Internal students: five (5) components for the assessment: two essays, exam, tutorial presentation and tutorial participation in the unit.
External students: four (4) components for the assessment: two essays, lecture analysis summaries and exam.
Prerequisites PHL130 Introduction to Philosophy, PHL131 Critical and Creative Thinking, PHL205 Critical Metaphysics, PHL317 Meaning and Interpretation.
Appears in these Courses/Majors:
see individual structures for context
Philosophy (BA)
Appears in these Co-Majors Philosophy
Internet Access RequirementsMurdoch units normally include an online component comprising materials, discussions, lecture recordings and assessment activities. All students, regardless of their location or mode of study, need to have access to and be able to use computing devices with browsing capability and a connection to the Internet via Broadband (Cable, ADSL or Mobile) or Wireless. The Internet connection should be readily available and allow large amounts of data to be streamed or downloaded (approximately 100MB per lecture recording). Students also need to be able to enter into online discussions and submit assignments online.


Unit Coordinator
Dr Anne Schwenkenbecher
Senior Lecturer in Philosophy

Murdoch Campus
t: 9360 6328
e: A.Schwenkenbecher@murdoch.edu.au
o: 450.4.057 - Education and Humanities, Murdoch Campus
Unit Contacts

MURDOCH: S2-External
MURDOCH: S2-Internal
Dr Anne Schwenkenbecher
Senior Lecturer in Philosophy

Murdoch Campus
t: 9360 6328
e: A.Schwenkenbecher@murdoch.edu.au
o: 450.4.057 - Education and Humanities, Murdoch Campus
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