PHIL 4103B - Honours Philosophy Thesis Two Year Final

North Terrace Campus - Semester 1 - 2017

The honours thesis provides an opportunity to investigate a philosophical problem in depth. Students will research and write an extended piece that presents a coherent and detailed argument for a philosophical position, or that compares and contrasts viewpoints in a contemporary debate. They will learn to: i) critically analyse philosophical material, ii) map out an argument strategy, and iii) prepare and present a scholarly document, all at an advanced level, and with a focus on the current state of play in some domain of philosophy. The honours thesis is a preliminary apprentice piece; not as detailed or significant as a Masters or PhD thesis, but a first step in the process of becoming an independent researcher.

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    Course Details
    Course Code PHIL 4103B
    Course Honours Philosophy Thesis Two Year Final
    Coordinating Unit Philosophy
    Term Semester 1
    Level Undergraduate
    Location/s North Terrace Campus
    Units 12
    Contact 1 hour 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).
    Incompatible PHIL 4009B
    Restrictions Available only to students admitted to relevant Honours program
    Course Description The honours thesis provides an opportunity to investigate a philosophical problem in depth. Students will research and write an extended piece that presents a coherent and detailed argument for a philosophical position, or that compares and contrasts viewpoints in a contemporary debate. They will learn to: i) critically analyse philosophical material, ii) map out an argument strategy, and iii) prepare and present a scholarly document, all at an advanced level, and with a focus on the current state of play in some domain of philosophy. The honours thesis is a preliminary apprentice piece; not as detailed or significant as a Masters or PhD thesis, but a first step in the process of becoming an independent researcher.
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    Course Coordinator: Dr Antony Eagle

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    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

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