Introduces students to key ideas and discussions in philosophy through applying cultural analysis in the study of film and television. Students will identify and critically engage with philosophical debates in contemporary contexts and the media.
Topic 1: Doing philosophy
Topic 2: Thinking clearly
Module 1: How do I know anything?
Topic 3: Scepticism
Topic 4: Truth and knowledge
Module 2: Minds, bodies and persons
Topic 5: What am I?
Topic 6: Persons in context
Module 3: Being good
Topic 7: Why be good?
Topic 8: Thinking ethically
Module 4: Philosophy of film
Topic 9: Is it art?
Topic 10: Evaluating film
Unit Learning Outcomes express learning achievement in terms of what a student should know, understand and be able to do on completion of a unit. These outcomes are aligned with the graduate attributes. The unit learning outcomes and graduate attributes are also the basis of evaluating prior learning.
Learning outcomes and graduate attributes
|On completion of this unit, students should be able to:||GA1||GA2||GA3||GA4||GA5||GA6||GA7|
|1||engage in cultural analysis in the study of moving pictures and identify the philosophical views being expressed||Knowledge of a discipline|
|2||relate key issues and debates in philosophy to their intellectual and cultural contexts||Knowledge of a discipline|
|3||critically engage with contemporary contexts and issues in the media using debates in philosophy||Intellectual rigour||Ethical practice|
|4||clearly and concisely articulate different philosophical views and arguments in writing||Intellectual rigour||Knowledge of a discipline||Communication and social skills|
|5||engage in constructive discussion relating to philosophical debates.||Communication and social skills|
- It is suggested that you read this small book through early in the unit and return to sections as they become relevant to unit material. The readings on each weekly topic are an essential part of the unit: Craig, E , 2002, Philosophy: A Very Short Introduction, 1st edn, Oxford University Press, Oxford.
Teaching and assessment
|Structured online learning 4 hours (12 weeks)|
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