Short Learning Programme (Certificate in Philosophy)

BA Hons in Philosophy and MPhil in Philosophy

For the BA Hons and MPhil there are four modules to be completed, as well as a research essay (Hons) or mini-dissertation (MPhil). The classes for the modules are grouped together in ‘blocks’ of four weeks with classes only on Saturdays. This gives part-time students the opportunity to attend classes on Saturdays and do other work during the week. Students do not write closed book exams but do research assignments with formative and summative assessments as part of it.


The specific module offering for each year differs slightly. We aim to host at least one international scholar per year who present one of the four modules. 


 
 

Honours programme

1st SEMESTER / 1st Quarter

2ND SEMESTER / 3rd Quarter

PHILOSOPHY OF RELIGION

Dr Justin Sands (reading material ready by 15 February 2021)

 

Classes

6 March – Philosophy of religion 1

13 March – Philosophy of religion 2

20 March – Philosophy of religion 3

27 March – Philosophy of religion 4

Assessments complete by 19 April 2021

 

Moderator: Prof Anné Verhoef

EXISTENTIALISM/SELECTED THEME TBC

Dr Ananka Loubser (reading material ready by 19 July 2021)

 

Classes

7 August – Theme 1

14 August – Theme 2

21 August – Theme 3

28 August – Theme 4

Assessments complete by 13 September 2021

 

Moderator: Dr Jean du Toit

1st SEMESTER / 2nd Quarter

2nd SEMESTER / 4th Quarter

AFRICAN PHILOSOPHY

Dr Phemelo Marumo (reading material ready by 19 April 2021)

 

Classes

8 May – African philosophy 1

15 May – African philosophy 2

22 May – African philosophy 3

29 May – African philosophy 4

Assessments complete by 14 June 2021

 

Moderator: Dr Yolandi Coetser

ENVIRONMENTAL ETHICS AND PHILOSOPHY

Dr Yolandi Coetser (reading material ready by 13 September 2021)

 

Classes

1 October – Introduction and key ideas

8 October – Feminism and the environment: exploring ecofeminism

15 October – African environmentalism

22 October – Nature reserves, land ownership, endangered species

Assessments complete by 8 November 2021

 

Moderator: Dr Ananka Loubser 

MPhil programme

 

1st SEMESTER / 1st Quarter

2ND SEMESTER / 3rd Quarter

PHILOSOPHY OF RELIGION

Dr Justin Sands (reading material ready by 15 February 2021)

 

Classes

6 March – Philosophy of religion 1

13 March – Philosophy of religion 2

20 March – Philosophy of religion 3

27 March – Philosophy of religion 4

Assessments complete by 19 April 2021

 

Moderator: Prof Anné Verhoef

POLITICAL PHILOSOPHY

Prof Chantelle Gray (reading material ready by 19 July 2021)

 

Classes

7 August – Political power: the birth of the state and capitalism

14 August – Fascism and totalitarianism

21 August – The state, the police and prisons

28 August – Towards new conceptions of the human

Assessments complete by 13 September 2021

 

Moderator: Dr Phemelo Marumo

1st SEMESTER / 2nd Quarter

2nd SEMESTER / 4th Quarter

SCIENCE, TECHNOLOGY AND SOCIETY (STS)

Dr Jean du Toit (reading material ready by 19 April 2021)

 

Classes

8 May – Introductory concepts

15 May – Classic philosophy of technology

22 May – Phenomenology of technology

29 May – Applications: internet, AI, biotechnology

Assessments complete by 14 June 2021

 

Moderator: Prof Chantelle Gray

PAUL RICOEUR AND HAPPINESS

Prof Anné Verhoef

 

Classes

1 October – Philosophy and happiness

8 October – Ricoeur’s work

15 October – Ricoeur and happiness

22 October – Future directives

Assessments complete by 8 November 2021

 

Moderator: Dr Jean du Toit 

Please refer to the Postgraduate Yearbook for further information.

 

MA in Philosophy 

Research - Full dissertation

Please refer to the Postgraduate Yearbook for further information.

PhD in Philosophy

Thesis

Please refer to the Postgraduate Yearbook for further information.