Course title:
Introduction to the Problems of Philosophy
Tutor:
Paul Hill
Course ID:
C3679660
Start date:
04/11/2021
End date:
16/12/2021
Timetabled sessions
Date Times Hours
Thu 21 Oct 2021 14:15 PM - 16:15 PM 2
Thu 04 Nov 2021 14:15 PM - 16:15 PM 2
Thu 11 Nov 2021 14:15 PM - 16:15 PM 2
Thu 18 Nov 2021 14:15 PM - 16:15 PM 2
Thu 25 Nov 2021 14:15 PM - 16:15 PM 2
Thu 02 Dec 2021 14:15 PM - 16:15 PM 2
Thu 09 Dec 2021 14:15 PM - 16:15 PM 2
Thu 16 Dec 2021 14:15 PM - 16:15 PM 2
Total sessions: 8
Total number of classroom hours: 16
Independent online hours: 0
Total hours: 16
Date
Thu 21 Oct 2021
Times
14:15 PM - 16:15 PM
Hours
2
Date
Thu 04 Nov 2021
Times
14:15 PM - 16:15 PM
Hours
2
Date
Thu 11 Nov 2021
Times
14:15 PM - 16:15 PM
Hours
2
Date
Thu 18 Nov 2021
Times
14:15 PM - 16:15 PM
Hours
2
Date
Thu 25 Nov 2021
Times
14:15 PM - 16:15 PM
Hours
2
Date
Thu 02 Dec 2021
Times
14:15 PM - 16:15 PM
Hours
2
Date
Thu 09 Dec 2021
Times
14:15 PM - 16:15 PM
Hours
2
Date
Thu 16 Dec 2021
Times
14:15 PM - 16:15 PM
Hours
2
Total sessions:
8
Total number of classroom hours:
16
Independent online hours:
0
Total hours:
16
Venue:
Online Learning with Zoom and Canvas
Leads to qualification?    No
Level:     Level 2 (level information)
Is this course part of a programme of study?
No
Programme details
Programme title:
Programme aims:
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Who is this programme for?
Optional Activity Start date End date Fee
Fee
£44.80 or free on some courses if you are in receipt of some benefits
What skills or experience do I need to join this course?
This course is for beginners
Other

All participants require is a willingness to question and learn how to critically assess various positions.

This course is for beginners
Other

All participants require is a willingness to question and learn how to critically assess various positions.

What else do I need to know? Is there anything I need to provide?
Nothing extra required.
Course aim:
To introduce participants to philosophical thinking by examining a range of issues considered central to the subject.
Course description:
Philosophy critically examines our fundamental understanding and seeks rational justification for claims made by common sense, science and religion. Pretty well anything can fall within its scope. Its core skill is argument; its core requirement is curiosity and wonder. This course introduces philosophical thinking and argument through an examination of various traditional philosophical problems including: Mind / Freedom / Knowledge / God / The Good / Time. All essential resources will be supplied.
By the end of the course I will be able to:
1. Participants should be able to understand the source of puzzlement and difficulty pertaining to the issues discussed.
2. Know how to question some common assumptions relating to the issues discussed.
3. Understand some key philosophical arguments pertaining to the issues discussed.
4. Engage in philosophical discussion with at least basic skills of argument.
How will I learn?

We expect you to attend your classroom sessions and make time to do any required learning activities on your own.

The WEA tutor will use a range of teaching and learning activities and encourage you and the group to be actively involved in your learning. Your tutor will use tasks to see how you are learning, which may include quizzes, question and answer, small projects, discussion, written or practical work. Your tutor will give you feedback on your learning and progress.

WEA Canvas online learning area

Whether your course is face to face or online, the WEA uses its online learning area, called Canvas, to support your learning. This includes using Canvas to think about and record your progress and to give your tutor and the WEA feedback on your course. Your tutor may put resources or activities on Canvas to use during or between lessons. If you want to understand more about our Canvas online learning platform please visit: www.wea.org.uk/help

WEA online sessions/ courses- Zoom

If your course is online, you will join a virtual classroom using a weblink: the WEA uses a video-conferencing tool called Zoom. To use Zoom you will need a Laptop, Computer, Tablet or Smart phone which has speakers, a microphone and a video camera. For some courses, to submit work, we advise you to use a laptop or computer. For more information on Canvas and Zoom please visit www.wea.org.uk/help

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What next?

Your tutor will talk with you about what you could do following this course.

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