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How do we know what we know? How do we judge what we know? How do we make sense of what is around us, and how do we make informed judgements? Can we be truly objective?
The first half of this course will look at objectivity as viewed by science, philosophy and religion. This will challenge any preconceived notions that there is a single way of viewing the world about us. The second half will take objectivity into some topical, controversial and sometimes emotive issues (e.g. climate, evolution, ethics, genetics) examining these in the light of our studies on objectivity.
|Session||Second Sub Session||Credit Points||15 credits (7.5 ECTS credits)|
Information on contact teaching time is available from the course guide.
1st Attempt: Continuous Assessment (100%); A series of short assessments will be set corresponding to each section of the course: science, myth, objectivity, climate, and genetics/evolution/ethics. These will be a mixture of individual and group work, with class discussions, blogs, wikis, online tests as examples. Resit: Continuous Assessment (100%); Only available to those who have attended sufficient classes and have exceptional good cause. Make-up essays will be provided.
As the students are regularly completing small summative assessments, they will have feedback throughout the course. Marks (and comments, where possible) will be returned through MyAberdeen.