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GY101
Arts - Philosophy

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Undergraduate awards typically reflect three to five years of study after secondary school and include Ordinary (Level 7) and Honours Bachelor Degrees and Higher Diplomas (Level 8's).

Undergraduate awards may be achieved directly or through a series of progression steps. Learners may choose to progress upwards from a Level 5 to a Level 6, Level 7 and finally a Level 8.

Undergraduate awards are awarded by the QQI, HEA or Higher Education Institutes.

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Philosophy is concerned with central questions concerning the nature of morality, society, politics, art, religion and science. It asks quetions about the nature of reality, the limits of knowledge, and ethics.

The aim of course in philosophy is to allow students to develop the ability to reason lucidly, express views clearly and support claims coherently. You are introduced to the ideas of the ancient and modern philosophers who have helped to shape western culture.

As part of an Arts degree, this subject is one of three subjects you choose in first year. In second and third year you continue with two of the subjects taken in First Arts. It may be possible to take an extra year studying abroad.

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PLC courses leading to the following QQI Major Awards may be used for entry into this course.

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ELAXX. 5M3114 General Studies
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BBSXX. 5M2102 Business Studies
ECHSX. 5M2154 Cultural and Heritage Studies
EASSX. 5M2181 Applied Social Studies
BBSAX. 5M2468 Business Administration
DCHSX. 5M4468 Community Health Services
EPATP. 5M5163 Theatre Performance
BAXXX. 6M5013 Administration
BITSX. 6M5014 International Contact Centre Service
DCHSC. 5M2009 Early Childhood Care and Education
BIPXX. 5M2067 Information Processing
BMXXX. 5M2069 Marketing
EPJXX. 5M2464 Journalism
DCHCC. 5M2786 Community Care
BLSXX. 5M3789 Legal Studies
DCXXX. 6M2007 Early Childhood Care and Education
ECDEV. 6M3674 Community Development


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This course provides training in thinking and developing the students ability to express themselves. As a qualification, it may be applied to a wide range of careers in the media, publishing, public services, education, etc.



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