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Adventures in Philosophy  


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Course Summary

Course Code: LAYL02Y22  

Start Date: Monday 01 August 2022 

Start Time and Lesson Duration: 10:00 for 01:00 hours

Duration: 52 lessons over 52 week(s)

Location: Online Self Study  

Fee: Free    

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Philosophy is about questioning and understanding our place in the world as well as our relation to others. But far from being a subject that is abstract, philosophy is an activity, one that engages with real issues that are relevant to us all. In this short introduction, never before have Indiana Jones, Captain Kirk and a team of Navy Seals been in the same philosophical space. So be ready to roll up your sleeves and get stuck into some exciting thinking as we explore some key issues around how we act in the world with others.

What Qualification/level is this course?
This online course is for personal development and does not lead to a qualification

Who is the course for?
Anyone who would like to gain awareness of philosophy

What can I expect to learn?
By the end of this course you will be able to: • Define what 'philosophy' is. • List different 'types' of philosophy. • Identify two ethical theories in 'The Trolley Problem'

How will I learn?
You will be working independently at a time and place that suits your needs. You will be accessing a range of learning materials and resources from our online learning site. The session will be interactive and available to engage with multiple times to equip participants with a basic awareness of this subject.

How will I know how well I am doing?
There is a self-assessment quiz included within the course for you to gauge your achievement.

Will I have to do any work at home?
As a single session online course there is no requirement for additional homework, however there are further reading suggestions made if you wish to broaden your understanding of this subject.

What will I need to provide?
You will need to have access to a computer, laptop or other device that can utilise video and sound files to be able to access the course and internet connection with Google Chrome browser.

Are there any other costs?
No. Reference will be made to a range of supporting texts which learners may wish to access for independent study however these are not essential to the programme.

What can I do next?
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Further information
For all enquiries regarding this course please contact 0345 603 7635.