* 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).
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.
ASSESSMENT: 2 x short assignments (15% each), 1,500 word essay (30%), 2 hour exam (40%)
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
Units are offered in attending mode unless otherwise indicated (that is attendance is required at the campus identified). A unit identified as offered by distance, that is there is no requirement for attendance, is identified with a nominal enrolment campus. A unit offered to both attending students and by distance from the same campus is identified as having both modes of study.
Campus - H Hobart, L Launceston, W Burnie. Study Centre - V Sydney, R Rozelle, P Beauty Point. Distance units may also have a campus identifier of I Isolated, N Interstate, O Overseas. Units delivered in Transnational Education (TNE) Programs have a campus identifier of A Hangzhou, F Fuzhou, G Shanghai, K KDU Malaysia, Q Kuwait or Y Hong Kong.