Mode of learning : Online - Instructor Lead(LVC)
Domain / Subject : General/Others
Function : General
Trainer name : Dr Mary-Ann Crumplin
Starts on : 17th Sep 2014
Duration : 10 Weeks
Difficulty : Advanced
About the course
Political philosophy contains some of the greatest writings in the western intellectual tradition, as well as highly stimulating contemporary contributions. This online course introduces students to classic and contemporary texts in the context of approaching some central questions in political philosophy. It will provide an introduction to political philosophy by examining the justification of the state, problems democracy, liberty, justice, and feminist theory.
Students will be guided through the thought of various classical and contemporary thinkers in both primary and secondary readings, and are encouraged to think for themselves about the problems addressed. They will engage in various optional activities to stimulate personal reflection, and will contribute to group discussion designed to create a supportive online community with the common task of acquiring an understanding. By the end of the course students should feel confident of their own position on some of the debates studied.
This course aims to introduce students to political philosophy especially in the western liberal tradition by:
This course will:
Assessment for this course is based on two written assignments - one short assignment due half way through the course and one longer assignment due at the end of the course. Students will have about two weeks to complete each assignment.
By the end of this course students will be expected to understand:
By the end of this course students will be expected to have gained the following skills:
This course is delivered online; to participate you must to be familiar with using a computer for purposes such as sending email and searching the Internet. You will also need regular access to the Internet and a computer meeting our recommended minimum computer specification.
To participate in the course you will need to have regular access to the Internet and you will need to buy the following texts:
The areas you will cover in this course are, Units:
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