(LO1) Students will be able to explain and evaluate some work relevant to three topics in philosophy (animal ethics, lying and bullshit (epistemology), aesthetics).
(LO2) Students will be able to conduct discussions in a manner that displays the intellectual virtues associated with philosophy.
(LO3) Students will be able to write successful executive summaries of key texts.
(LO4) Students will be able to write essays that embody a philosophically-informed approach to argumentation.
(LO5) Students will be able to conduct independent research in support of their work, and make use of the Harvard Referencing System.
(LO6) Students will have the skills required to successfully present their work using a variety of digital and non-digital formats.
(LO7) Students will be able to understand how to develop their work in light of feedback received.
(LO8) Students will be able to apply their knowledge and understanding to real world situations (particularly with respect to the first topic covered – animal ethics).
(S1) Students will enhance their abilities in reading and understanding texts and in comprehending abstract material.
(S2) Students will develop their skills in thinking critically, analysing problems and analysing and assessing arguments.
(S3) Students will enhance their ability to identify the issues that underlie debates.
(S4) Students will develop confidence in considering previously unfamiliar ideas and approaches and their ability to identify presuppositions and to reflect critically upon them.
(S5) Students will enhance their ability to marshal arguments and present them orally and in writing.
(S6) Students will develop the ability to perform bibliographical searches, to include (to professional standard) citations and bibliographies in their work and to plan, organise and produce presentations and essays.
(S7) Students will enhance their oral and written communications skills and develop skill in explaining complex material in a precise manner.
(S8) Students will develop their ability to work independently towards enquiry-led research goals.
(S9) Students will develop their ability to quickly identify the most relevant and important information in a text.
(S10) Students will develop their digital fluency through using a variety of technologies and software.
(S11) Students will develop the ability to write to a professional standard, using word-processing software.
(S12) Students will enhance their capacity to participate, in a dispassionate and respectful manner, in debates about controversial and profound matters.
(S13) Students will develop their willingness critically to evaluate and reflect upon arguments, beliefs, proposals and values, both their own and those of others.
(S14) Through developing their analytical and critical skills and observing good standards of academic practice, students will develop their intellectual honesty.
(S15) Students will develop their ability to consider the real world application of the views, positions and arguments discussed.