Courses Catalogue

Philosophy Of Knowledge (epistemology)

COURSE CODE: UCC 9000
COURSE CREDIT UNIT: 3
ACADEMIC PROGRAMME: Doctor of philosophy of development studies programme
COLLEGE/SCHOOL/FACULTY: College of Humanities and Social Sciences
STATUS: Core
PROGRAMME TYPE: Postgraduate

Course Description

This course covers the nature and scope of knowledge. The course questions what knowledge is and how it can be acquired, and the extent to which knowledge pertinent to any given subject or entity can be acquired. Among other things, the course will cover the philosophical thoughts of major world classical philosophers such as Socrates, Plato, Aristotle, and Rousseau. Philosophical ideologies that have shaped contemporary institutional educational systems shall also be discussed in relation to the development of the field of development studies.

 

Course Objectives

By the end of the course, students should be able to:

  • Discuss the aims, principles, and theories of philosophy;
  • Identify and discuss concepts associated with philosophical thoughts and schools;
  • Analyse the philosophical foundation of institutional education, especially with regards to institutional education’s goals, curriculum, the teacher, the learner, learning strategies, school environment and so on.

 

Course Learning Outcomes

By the end of this course, students should be knowledgeable about the aims, principles, and theories of philosophy; concepts and principles of philosophical thoughts and schools; and the philosophical foundation of institutional education, especially with regards to institutional education’s goals, curriculum, the teacher, the learner, learning strategies, school environment and development in general.