Course Title: Philosophy
College: Arts, Celtic Studies and Social Sciences
Duration: 1 year
Teaching Mode: Full-time, Part-Time
Part-time – 2 years by day (part-time option is open to EU students only)
Qualifications: HDip in Arts
NFQ Level: Level 8
Costs: 2013/2014 IRISH/EU FEE: €5,400 full-time; €2,700 per year part-time
Entry Requirements: You should already have a degree, preferably in the area of Arts or the Sciences (see detailed requirements)
Course Code: CKA21 Full-time; CKA31 Part-time
Closing Date: 1 June 2013
Next Intake: September 2013
The one-year Higher Diploma in Philosophy gives you a rare chance to study western as well as eastern philosophy. You will study different philosophical concepts and theories, from issues of mind and consciousness, action and politics, ethics and aesthetics, to society and culture, globalism, and power and territory.
The course begins in September and gives students from all disciplines an opportunity for intensive study in both eastern and western philosophy. Students select 12 modules (60 credits) from year 2 and 3 undergraduate options.
The modules are designed to introduce philosophical questions, theories, and texts in a particular area. They typically involve set readings and writing assignments. It is generally expected that you will have an interest in reading and writing philosophical texts, but specialised knowledge of philosophical concepts or approaches is not presupposed.
In your modules you will study and discuss philosophy and become familiar with relevant concepts and authors. The course will develop your knowledge of the history of philosophy and ideas, improve your writing and critical reading skills, and hone your ability to understand and summarise arguments effectively.
Please see the College Book of Modules for information and descriptions of modules for the current academic year.
It is intended for those who already have a degree, preferably in the area of Arts or the Sciences
The Higher Diploma in Arts is a conversion programme and applicants would not normally have studied the relevant subject to Honours Degree level previously.
This is a one-year, full-time or two-year, part-time taught programme. During the two teaching periods (September to March) you will take twelve taught modules (5 credits, 2 hours each of weekly lectures).
For each seminar class, you must prepare the set readings and complete the required coursework. Modules are typically assessed by written essays and end-of-year or in-class exams. The assessment of many modules also includes attendance and/or participation segments.
Professor Graham Parkes: Comparative Philosophy (French, German, Chinese, Japanese), Environmental Philosophy, Philosophy of Art
Dr Vittorio Bufacchi: Political Philosophy (especially Social Justice) Moral Theory, Social Contract Theories, Liberalism and Socialism
Dr Julia Jansen: Kant, Phenomenology, Aesthetics, Consciousness Studies
Dr Hans-Georg Moeller:Chinese Philosophy, East-West Comparative Philosophy, Systems Theory, Theory of Society
Dr Cara Nine: Normative Ethics, International Justice, Political Philosophy, Applied Ethics
Dr Lilian O’Brien: Philosophy of Mind, Metaphysics, Epistemology
Dr Joel Walmsley: Philosophy of Mind, Philosophy of Science, Cognitive Science
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