2007 HPA216 Theory of Knowledge

Unit Level: Intermediate

Available as a Student Elective: Yes

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See also   HPA316

OFFERINGS

Unit Sem 1 Sem 2 Full Yr Spring Summer Winter
HPA216 H,L

Key Semester Dates
Semester Campus Attendance Note Start Date Census Date Final WW Date* End Date
Sem 2 H On Campus 16-JUL-2007 10-AUG-2007 03-SEP-2007 19-OCT-2007
Sem 2 L On Campus 16-JUL-2007 10-AUG-2007 03-SEP-2007 19-OCT-2007

* The Final WW Date is the final date from which you can withdraw from the unit without academic penalty, however you will still incur a financial liability (see Withdrawal dates explained for more information).

Offered in Courses: [R3A]
This unit can be taken in other courses
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DESCRIPTION

This unit is an introduction to epistemology, the study of the nature and limits of human knowledge. It asks what we can know and whether we know anything at all, and explores the nature of truth, rational belief, and scientific knowledge. Topics to be covered may include: skepticism and relativism, rationalism and empiricism, the nature of the scientific method, the logic of knowledge and the nature of rationality.

WEIGHT: 12.5%

ASSESSMENT: 2 x short assignments (15% each), 1,500 word essay (30%), 2 hour exam (40%)

TEACHING PATTERN: 2 hrs lectures weekly, 1-hr tutorial fortnightly (13 wks)

FLEXIBLE & ONLINE STUDY OPTIONS
Note: Class attendance may still be required

   Resource supported teaching & learning - H,L
Additional resources are provided for your optional use; e.g. audio taped lectures
   Video conferencing - L
A live video link between campuses is used for at least some teaching in this unit
About Flexible Study Options

REQUISITE INFO
Prereq 25% level 100 Philosophy

TEXTS
Launceston Co-op Bookshop Website - Semester (Sem 2)
Hobart Co-op Bookshop Website - Semester (Sem 2)

STAFF: Dr D Coady

FEES
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KEY

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