134214

Knowledge as a Social Phenomenon

A philosophical examination of the way our social environment influences how we can come to know about the world.

Course code

Qualifications are made up of courses. Some universities call these papers. Each course is numbered using six digits.

134214

Level

The fourth number of the course code shows the level of the course. For example, in course 219206, the fourth number is a 2, so it is a 200-level course (usually studied in the second year of full-time study).

200-level

Credits

Each course is worth a number of credits. You combine courses (credits) to meet the total number of credits needed for your qualification.

15

Subject

Philosophy

Course planning information

Restrictions

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The courses listed above have similar content to this one meaning you can only enrol in this course or one of the listed courses. Only one of the courses can be credited towards your qualification.

General progression requirements

You must complete at least 45 credits from 100-level before enrolling in 200-level courses.

Learning outcomes

What you will learn. Knowledge, skills and attitudes you’ll be able to show as a result of successfully finishing this course.

  • 1 Demonstrate in-depth knowledge and understanding of issues, problems and theories in epistemology.
  • 2 Analyse and evaluate the philosophical problems and responses to them, including critically examining key terms and concepts within the relevant debates.
  • 3 Apply knowledge and analytical skills to move beyond pre-existing arguments by developing creative solutions to these philosophical issues.
  • 4 Integrate various sources of information and traditions regarding contemporary applied issues in epistemology, and present the results in written form in a clear, precise and economical way.
  • 5 Demonstrate the ability to understand questions/criticisms that demonstrate assumptions and/or weaknesses in particular approaches to epistemology, and respond to them appropriately.

Learning outcomes can change before the start of the semester you are studying the course in.

Assessments

Assessment Learning outcomes assessed Weighting
Test 1 40%
Written Assignment 2 3 4 20%
Written Assignment 5 10%
Written Assignment 2 3 4 30%

Assessment weightings can change up to the start of the semester the course is delivered in.

You may need to take more assessments depending on where, how, and when you choose to take this course.

Explanation of assessment types

Computer programmes
Computer animation and screening, design, programming, models and other computer work.
Creative compositions
Animations, films, models, textiles, websites, and other compositions.
Exam College or GRS-based (not centrally scheduled)
An exam scheduled by a college or the Graduate Research School (GRS). The exam could be online, oral, field, practical skills, written exams or another format.
Exam (centrally scheduled)
An exam scheduled by Assessment Services (centrally) – you’ll usually be told when and where the exam is through the student portal.
Oral or performance or presentation
Debates, demonstrations, exhibitions, interviews, oral proposals, role play, speech and other performances or presentations.
Participation
You may be assessed on your participation in activities such as online fora, laboratories, debates, tutorials, exercises, seminars, and so on.
Portfolio
Creative, learning, online, narrative, photographic, written, and other portfolios.
Practical or placement
Field trips, field work, placements, seminars, workshops, voluntary work, and other activities.
Simulation
Technology-based or experience-based simulations.
Test
Laboratory, online, multi-choice, short answer, spoken, and other tests – arranged by the school.
Written assignment
Essays, group or individual projects, proposals, reports, reviews, writing exercises, and other written assignments.