PHIL 4001 - Honours Philosophy Coursework A

North Terrace Campus - Semester 1 - 2019

The honours program in philosophy consists of four semester length courses and a thesis. (At least one honours course must be in metaphysics/ epistemology, and at least one in moral/social Philosophy.) This course constitutes one of the four parts in which the honours coursework is divided. Our program is organized jointly with Flinders University and some courses will be offered there. The Philosophy Department also offers specialist Honours programs in Logic and Cognitive Science, but with different entry requirements. For further information consult the Honours Coordinator.

  • General Course Information
    Course Details
    Course Code PHIL 4001
    Course Honours Philosophy Coursework A
    Coordinating Unit Philosophy
    Term Semester 1
    Level Undergraduate
    Location/s North Terrace Campus
    Units 3
    Contact 2 hours per week
    Available for Study Abroad and Exchange N
    Prerequisites Completed degree (72 units) including 24 units in Philosophy major (major must include one course from metaphysics/epistemology area and one course from moral/social area).
    Restrictions Available only to students admitted to relevant Honours or Masters program
    Course Description The honours program in philosophy consists of four semester length courses and a thesis. (At least one honours course must be in metaphysics/ epistemology, and at least one in moral/social Philosophy.) This course constitutes one of the four parts in which the honours coursework is divided. Our program is organized jointly with Flinders University and some courses will be offered there. The Philosophy Department also offers specialist Honours programs in Logic and Cognitive Science, but with different entry requirements. For further information consult the Honours Coordinator.
    Course Staff

    Course Coordinator: Dr Jonathan Opie

    Course Timetable

    The full timetable of all activities for this course can be accessed from Course Planner.

    Students will attend the following teaching activities:

    • Lecture: Thursdays, 14:00–16:00, Lower Napier LG28 (PHIL 3034 lectures)
    • Seminar: Mondays, 15:00–16:00, Napier 718 (tea room)

    Students may, if they wish, attend the undergraduate workshop for PHIL 3034:

    • Optional: Wednesdays, 16:00–17:00, Ligwertwood 231.
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  • Learning Outcomes
    Course Learning Outcomes

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  • Learning & Teaching Activities
    Learning & Teaching Modes

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    Learning Activities Summary

    This year, the material covered in PHIL 4001 will parallel PHIL 3034 Logic, Truth and Reason: The Ways of Paradox. Students will attend lectures for PHIL 3034, but also a dedicated honours/MPhil seminar, where they will prepare for standard honours assessments, as detailed in our honours handbook.


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  • Assessment

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    1. Assessment must encourage and reinforce learning.
    2. Assessment must enable robust and fair judgements about student performance.
    3. Assessment practices must be fair and equitable to students and give them the opportunity to demonstrate what they have learned.
    4. Assessment must maintain academic standards.

    Assessment Summary

    Assessment in this course is as standard for Philosophy honours – see our handbook, §7: your mark will be assigned on the basis of a 5000 word extended essay on a topic of your choice from the course.

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    Assessment Detail

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    Submission

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    Course Grading

    Grades for your performance in this course will be awarded in accordance with the following scheme:

    M11 (Honours Mark Scheme)
    GradeGrade reflects following criteria for allocation of gradeReported on Official Transcript
    Fail A mark between 1-49 F
    Third Class A mark between 50-59 3
    Second Class Div B A mark between 60-69 2B
    Second Class Div A A mark between 70-79 2A
    First Class A mark between 80-100 1
    Result Pending An interim result RP
    Continuing Continuing CN

    Further details of the grades/results can be obtained from Examinations.

    Grade Descriptors are available which provide a general guide to the standard of work that is expected at each grade level. More information at Assessment for Coursework Programs.

    Final results for this course will be made available through Access Adelaide.

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