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(1) Understand the relation between body and mind using a philosophical approach; (2) Be able to apply this method to critically analyse a range of different areas of human experience in relation to embodied knowledge and action; (3) understanding the impact of considering embodied aspects of social identity such as gender, race, disability and sexuality; (3) Be able to critically examine social constructions of normalcy and normalization (4) Appreciate the manner in which the mind is not only embodied but also fundamentally related to others and the world; (5) Be able to read and comprehend philosophical approaches to a range of terms in relation to body and mind.
In this module we explore the interrelation between mind and body through a series of reflections on social and epistemological issues. We examine these issues in terms of the way they affect human action and shape our bodily habits, lived experience, and social identity. This approach helps us to better understand the ways in which certain environments, contexts and social relations might create or inhibit possibilities about what we can do on the basis of what we can know, and what we can know on the basis of what we can do.
We consider a range of issues such as gender, race, disability, and sexuality, as well as the role played by social attitudes toward constructions of normalcy and abnormality, for example. The module will be of interest to those in philosophy, humanities, and social sciences, but also across multiple disciplines.
There are three components of assessment to this module: (1) An assignment due in week six; (2) tutorial participation; (3) a final assignment due at the end the semester. Further and final information will be provided in lectures.
|Student Effort Type||Hours|
|Autonomous Student Learning||
It is recommended that students doing this module should have already done 3 stage 1 modules. You are advised to consult the module co-ordinator in advance of choosing this module if you have not done philosophy before.
|Description||Timing||Component Scale||% of Final Grade|
|Assignment: Assignment on topics studied in the second half of the module.||Week 12||n/a||Graded||Yes||
|Continuous Assessment: Tutorial participation and attendance||Throughout the Trimester||n/a||Graded||No||
|Assignment: Assignment on topics studied in the first 6 weeks of the module.||Week 6||n/a||Graded||Yes||
|Resit In||Terminal Exam|
• Feedback individually to students, post-assessment
• Group/class feedback, post-assessment
Feedback will be given to individual students post-assessment.
|Ms Kelly Agra||Lecturer / Co-Lecturer|
|Mr Jonathan Mitchell||Lecturer / Co-Lecturer|
|Ms Denise Kelly||Tutor|
|Lecture||Offering 1||Week(s) - 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12||Tues 13:00 - 14:50|
|Tutorial||Offering 1||Week(s) - 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10||Thurs 10:00 - 10:50|
|Tutorial||Offering 2||Week(s) - 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10||Thurs 11:00 - 11:50|
|Tutorial||Offering 3||Week(s) - 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10||Thurs 12:00 - 12:50|
|Tutorial||Offering 4||Week(s) - 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10||Thurs 13:00 - 13:50|