Postgraduate

PHILOSOPHY HONOURS
 
PHL501/501E Detailed study of a contemporary philosopher or group of philosophers
Purpose: To make an intensive first hand study of an internationally accepted and influential philosopher of group of philosophers.
Contents: Selection made from a range of renowned philosophers in conjunction with the course lecturer.
Instruction: Lectures, self-study packets, tutorials
Credits: 26
Assessment: Continuous assessment through tests, group work, assignments
Summative Assessment: 3 hour examination
 
PHL502/502E Detailed study of a philosophical problem
Purpose: To investigate a specific philosophical problem in detail.
Contents: Selection made from a range of basic problems in conjunction with the course lecturer (e.g., free will, mind and body, knowledge and experience, understanding and explanation, validity and meaning, man and society, science and technology, meaning and beauty, etc.)
Instruction: Lectures, self-study packets, tutorials
Credits: 26
Assessment: Continuous assessment through tests, group work, assignments
Summative Assessment: 3 hour examination
 
PHI503/503E Theory and methodology of science
Purpose: To analyse core themes from the philosophy of science and thereby intensify the existing understanding of the topic.
Contents: Laws of nature. Facts, observation and experiments. Explanation. Probability and scientific inferences. Critical reflection on the scientific method (falsification, paradigm shifts, research programmes, anarchistic theory).
Instruction: Lectures, self-study packets, tutorials
Credits: 26
Assessment: Continuous assessment through tests, group work, assignments
Summative Assessment: 3 hour examination
 

PHL504/504E Critical analysis of a recognized philosophical work
Purpose: To make an in-depth analysis of a philosophical classic.
Contents: Selection made from a range of recognized philosophical works published during the past 23 centuries.
Instruction: Lectures, self-study packets, tutorials
Credits: 26
Assessment: Continuous assessment through tests, group work, assignments
Summative Assessment: 3 hour examination
 
PHL505/505E Detailed study of a period in the history of philosophy
Purpose: To acquaint the student with any one of a series of clearly marked historical periods in philosophy.
Contents: Selection from historical periods in African, Asian, Western, South American philosophy.
Instruction: Lectures, self-study packets, tutorials
Credits: 26
Assessment: Continuous assessment through tests, group work, assignments
Summative Assessment: 3 hour examination
 
PHI506/506E Extended essay on an approved philosophical topic (Compulsory paper)
Purpose: To afford the student the opportunity to exercise and develop specific research proficiencies and writing skills in the discipline of philosophy.
Contents: Selection made from an open range of recognized philosophers, philosophical schools, themes or works in collaboration with the course lecturer.
Instruction: Lectures, self-study packets, tutorials
Credits: 30
Assessment: Typed assignment of accepted standard.
Summative Assessment: Typewritten essay to be submitted for examination by mid- November.
 
 
PHILOSOPHY MASTERS AND DOCTORAL DEGREE BY RESEARCH
 
PHL700/700E A Masters degree in Philosophy by research is offered to suitable candidates.
Research topics for these degrees are chosen in consultation with the Head of Department and are subject to the final approval by the Faculty Research and Higher Degrees Committee.
 
PHL900/900E A Doctoral degree in Philosophy by research is offered to suitable candidates.  
Research topics for these degrees are chosen in consultation with the Head of Department and are subject to the final approval by the Faculty Research and Higher Degrees Committee.