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BA Philosophy(Part-Time)

Year 2

(Award available for year: Certificate of Higher Educ)

Learning outcomes

On completion of Level 1 students should have provided evidence of being able to:

- use basic generic and subject specific intellectual qualities, ie
> assess arguments and detect irrelevance;
> construct and defend their own point of view;
> discuss that point of view in a reasoned fashion;
> write focussed and structured essays;
> show familiarity with some basic concepts, problems and arguments in some central areas of the discipline;
> function as a member of the School, be familiar with its methods; know how to make it work for them; and take responsibility for their future learning within it
> demonstrate an ability to evaluate the appropriateness of different approaches to problem solving associated with the discipline;
> appreciate their strengths and weaknesses as learners.

Transferable (key) skills

Students will have had the opportunity to acquire, as defined in the modules specified for the programme:

- qualities and transferable skills necessary for employment related to the subject area(s) studied (Communication, Group Work, Problem solving, Use of IT);
- skills necessary for the exercising of personal responsibility (Learning to Learn, Self Management).


Achievement will be assessed by a variety of methods in accordance with the learning outcomes of the modules specified for
the year/programme and will typically include:

1. demonstrating the knowledge and application of standard concepts, information and techniques relevant to the discipline;
2. work that covers a restricted area of the discipline;
3. demonstrating emerging abilities, skills and competencies.


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