Technology Used and Required
This unit uses an ilearn website and Echo360 lecture recordings (https://ilearn.mq.edu.au/login/MQ/). The website contains links to lecture notes, ilecture recordings, and other learning materials you might require for the course.
PHL351 will be delivered using a combination of lectures (live and pre-recorded) and tutorial/seminar discussion groups. Most weeks there will be live lectures that will be recorded via the ECHO360 recording system and made available via the website. On some weeks there will be pre-recorded lectures that I will upload via ECHO360 on the website. Students will be informed as to which lectures will be live and which will be pre-recorded for viewing or listening via the website. Students will therefore require access to a computer and a good internet connection in order to participate in the unit effectively.
Lecture and Tutorial Times
There are two lectures per week:
Monday 2pm–3pm C5C 209
Thursday 11am–12pm W5A 205
Students should attend both lectures, and one tutorial.
There are two tutorial classes scheduled:
Monday 3pm–4pm W6B 282
Thursday 12pm–1pm W5C 302
Weekly tutorials will begin in WEEK 2 and will continue until Week 13. There will also be weekly discussion questions that students are asked to answer.
External students will be required to participate in online tutorials where set questions will be discussed and interaction between students will be encouraged across the semester. I will also participate in these discussions from time to time, maninly in a facilitating role.
Learning and Teaching Strategy
This unit will driven by student-centred learning strategies, combining lectures with active seminar-style discussion. Learning technologies such as ilearn websites, lecture recordings, and other electronic resources will be used throughout to facilitate learning. Active participation and group learning activities will be emphasised throughout the semester. Student feedback concerning the content and delivery of the course will also be encouraged.
The unit is taught through lectures and tutorials (two lectures and one tutorial per week). Tutorials will be run as weekly workshops dealing with questions and problems arising from the weekly readings and lecture material. Students will be expected to attend the weekly lectures and to read set readings in preparation for tutorials. Active participation is encouraged: asking questions, making comments, raising issues for discussion by the group, etc. Students are also encouraged to relate the lecture and reading material to other areas of study and to broader social, cultural and political debates. External students are required to participate in online discussions.
Information about iLearn and other resources:
Very useful information and resources for using ilearn can be found at this website:
The web page for this unit can also be found at the mq ilearn website:
Changes since the last offering of this unit:
Since last being offered this unit has undergone the following changes:
Revision of learning activities, outcomes, and assessment tasks;
Curriculum mapping of relationship between activities, outcomes, and graduate capabilities;
Addition of new course content including new topics and more updated weekly readings.
Required and Recommended Texts and/or Materials
PHL351 Social Philosophy will be using electronically available readings, either via e-reserve at the library or via online open access websites.
Recommended websites, articles, and video clips will also be made available via the PHL351 website. A guide to further reading/recommended bibliography will also be posted for students.