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At A Glance

  • Length of Course: 2 Weeks
  • Tuition: 15 Hours Per Week
  • Campus: Wycliffe Hall
  • Age Range: 15 to 17 Years
  • Class Size: Maximum 15 Students
  • Key Skills Developed: Critical Thinking, Problem Solving, Presentations
  • Language Level Required: Intermediate and Above
  • Suitable for Further Study or Career: Philosophy, Academia, Politics, Law

 

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Why Choose Philosophy?

In our Philosophy course, students will develop their knowledge and understanding of key philosophical concepts, as well as their analytical skills and ability to reason logically in English. The course includes the study of current and historical schools of thought, and analyses fundamental philosophical questions, such as: the nature of reality; the limits of our knowledge; and how we make moral and ethical judgements.

Course Objectives

  • To develop an understanding of core concepts in the history of philosophy, and consider the theories of important historical thinkers, such as Kant and Hegel
  • To examine the essence of knowledge and reality, ethics, the philosophy of logic and language, and the nature of the mind
  • To discover how philosophy can be used in practical applications through case studies, thought experiments, political reflections and debates
  • To express ideas critically and develop philosophical arguments in a clear, logical way
  • To improve all-round confidence in using English communicatively

Time to Shine

A vital skill required for the study of philosophy is the ability to present concise and clear arguments. The art of presenting is therefore a central focus in our Philosophy course.  Throughout the programme, students will participate in an assignment in which they work together to research and evaluate a philosophical and/or ethical subject, before presenting it to an audience during a philosophical colloquium at the end of the course.

What You’ll Take Away

Our Philosophy course provides college students the tools required in a variety of future careers. Being able to reason logically, present complex ideas simply, identify weaknesses in arguments, write clearly, read closely and analyse critically is a highly sought-after set of skills that would benefit any student. The study of Philosophy has been the starting point for business people, politicians, authors, producers, and religious leaders.