DOMUNI UNIVERSITAS

Bachelor 1 Philosophy

Bachelor in Philosophy - Year one

Length: 1 year (can be spread over 2 calendar years)

Preparing for degree: Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy 

Year 1 of Online, Distance Learning, Bachelor’s in Philosophy

EQUIVALENCES AND VALIDATION OF ACQUIRED EXPERIENCE

Domuni Universitas follows the rules of the Bologna agreements between European universities which allow for academic reorientation by recognizing work done in different fields. Do not hesitate to communicate your previous training and studies to the administration by sending a scan of your diplomas and degrees.

COURSE CONTENT

You can download the above detailed program in PDF format for Year 1 of the Bachelor's in Philosophy.

At the bottom of this page is the list of courses. By clicking on the title of each, you can see the course presentation and the detailed outline of each course.

TO VALIDATE THE COMPLETION OF YEAR 1 OF BACHELOR’S IN PHILOSOPHY

Take the quiz for each course

Submit 10 assignments/papers for the different courses studied

Take the two in-person exams (semester 1 exam, semester 2 exam). Each exam covers all the courses validated by an assignment in the semester concerned. Foreign language courses are not included in the exam.

 

SEMESTER 1: THE BIRTH OF PHILOSOPHY

OBJECTIVES:

To initiate students to philosophy with a general introduction, a course that presents the first articulations of human rationality, with the decisive passage from muthos to logos.

To discover the sources of critical thinking, through the pre-Socratic philosophers, then Plato and Aristotle.

ACQUIRED COMPETENCIES:

Being able to present the transition from mythical to rational thought.

Being able to present the philosophers of antiquity and their historical connections.

SEMESTER 2: THE EXTENSION OF PHILOSOPHY INTO THE MIDDLE AGES

OBJECTIVES:

To study the extension of Greek philosophy, particularly in the Middle Ages, with the spread and (re)discovery of Aristotle, through a vast initiation to medieval thought, covering several centuries.

To discover the richness and importance of this period for the history of thought.

ACQUIRED COMPETENCIES:

Having discovered what metaphysical thinking can be.

Having understood the evolution of the concept of metaphysics.

Having perceived the historical importance of the philosophical reflection of the Middle Ages for contemporary thought.

Being able to present the evolution of philosophy from Parmenides to Descartes in relation to the question of God.

FLEXIBILITY

Enrollment happens daily. As soon as the registration process is completed, students receive a code that allows them to access the Domoodle teaching platform and begin studying. Each academic year can be spread over two calendar years without the need to re-enroll or pay tuition fees again.

List of Courses

Introduction to Plato

Introduction to Plato

Plato ranks as one of the most important thinkers in the Western philosophical tradition. This module introduces the student to some of the fundamental ideas that inform his works as well as guiding the student through some developments in his presentation of these ideas.

Aristotle and the Aristotelian Tradition

Aristotle and the Aristotelian Tradition

This course introduces some of the key elements in Aristotle's thought. 

Metaphysics - Part 1

Metaphysics - Part 1

Metaphysics is the study of things in their ultimate causes. As such, the specialty of metaphysics is that it seeks the final explanation or the ultimate causes of things precisely in so far as they are, in so far as they exist, or in so far as they are real. Aristotle called it “First Philosophy” or “Theology” since it leads to the first principle or the ultimate explanation of all things.

Metaphysics - Part 2

Metaphysics - Part 2

All human knowledge begins with sense experience but can terminate sometimes in the senses, or in the imagination or in the intellect alone . Accordingly we can distinguish between three levels of scientific knowledge corresponding to the three degrees of abstraction from matter which can be made by the intellect in its examination of reality.

Foundations of Ethics

Foundations of Ethics

Ethics, like philosophy, is in search of principles and universals. Ethics reflects on a particular human experience, namely, the experience of the good or of being good, and sets it in the context of the whole. One could also say that ethics reflects on what is the good and how our lives are oriented towards it

Introduction to Philosophy

Introduction to Philosophy

The course aims to show that from its origins through the early efforts made by the earliest oriental thinkers before the era of ancient great Greek thinkers, philosophy has remained a branch of knowledge concerned with fundamental questions concerning existence, human values, language, knowledge and many other matters.

The Origins of Philosophy (Presocratics)

The Origins of Philosophy (Presocratics)

This course is divided into six sections : What is Philosophy? ; Why Study Philosophy? ; The place of philosophy in theology ; Main Areas of Philosophy ; Presocratic Philosophy ; Socrates

Being and Knowing

Being and Knowing

Essential Questions of Philosophy in this very complete course about Being and Knowing.

Metaphysics or Philosophy of Being

Metaphysics or Philosophy of Being

Metaphysics, a discipline with long standing history, has been understood in different ways. Traditionally, it is considered as the most general and fundamental discipline of all other disciplines. Metaphysics or the Philosophy of Being as Being seeks to answer questions about existence.