(LO1) Students will be able to explain and evaluate some central work from the early modern period, covering the following topics: perception; personal identity; freedom and determinism.
(LO2) Students will develop greater skill and confidence in giving structured seminar presentations and in conducting discussion in a manner that displays the intellectual virtues associated with philosophy.
(LO3) Students will develop greater skill and confidence in writing essays that embody a philosophically-informed approach to argumentation.
(LO4) Students will be able to use the Harvard system of referencing.
(LO5) Students will be able to conduct independent research in support of their work, using appropriate print and online resources including the Routledge Encyclopedia of Philosophy and the Philosopher's Index.
(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.
(S9) Students will develop their ability to sift through information, assessing the relevance and importance of the information to what is at issue.
(S10) Students will develop their skills in making appropriate use of information technology, information on the World Wide Web and reference works and databases relevant to the discipline.
(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) Improving own learning and performance, reflective practice.
(S16) Improving own learning and performance, self awareness and self analysis.
(S17) Improving own learning and performance, personal action planning.
(S18) Communication oral, written and visual, presentation visual skills.
(S19) Communication oral, written and visual, following instructions, protocols, procedures.
(S20) Time and project management, personal action planning.