PY 101 Introduction to Philosophy

Module Level

8

Assessment

Essay: 50% Exam: 50%

Module Aims

  • To provide an introduction to the nature of the philosophy, its goals and methodology, and how it differs from other disciplines.
  • To furnish an overview of several of the main areas of philosophy.
  • To describe the relationship between philosophy and Christianity, and their influence upon each other.

Learning Outcomes

  • Appreciate the nature and methodology of philosophy in a deeper way
  • Name and describe the principal areas of philosophical inquiry and demonstrate how they relate to one another.
  • Identify the strengths and weaknesses of various philosophical arguments and construct their own arguments.
  • Ascertain an improvement in their thinking and writing skills.