Department Strategy
7/19/2012 9:15 AM
mission
For graduate students at all levels, our aim in philosophy department, is to provide an academic atmosphere which helps them to meet the various challenges involved in philosophical studies. There are frequent opportunities for contact with staff and for philosophical conversation, in an atmosphere which is both friendly and serious. There are so many students now who choose philosophy. No undergraduate , surely, would choose philosophy. No undergraduate, surely, would choose to study the subject for anything mor than the love of the discipline. Perhaps this was the case, but the tide is turning . The number of students choosing to study philosophy is on the up, rising between 2006-2007 and 2009-2010 . And this is, perhaps, because employers have discovered that a mind sharpened by the study of philosophy is ideal for today's workplace. Employers seeking the best graduates now look at a wider range of degrees because they recognize that courses such as philosophy teach the kind of skills that are essential for senior professional roles, skills that may not be developed at business school. Thus, being able to think criticaly, having good analytical skills, being an effective communicator these are the sorts of skills that most good managers would be expected to have. I think employers are beginning to ask, where are we going to find these skills?
7/19/2012 9:15 AM
vision
The philosophy Department consists currently of five permanent staff and hopes to increase staff in the coming future. The Department has been committed from the start to fostering a wide varity of philosophical approaches, and to developing links between philosophy and other disciplens. We offer a wide range of courses for undergraduates , post-graduates and doctoral research stududents. A wide varity of philosophical viewpoints are represented in the department. Here are just some of those interests: - Islamic philosophy, Modern and Contemporary Arab thought , Critical theory, Philosophical Hermeneutics. - Classical philosophical questions about existence, knowledge and language. - Issues in moral and political philosophy. The varity of our modules and courses reflects this diversity. Some modules are traditional in conception, and aim to provide a basic understanding of philosophical problems as they are usually taught and discussed. Others are innovatory: they aim to break new ground , offering a fresh approach, and bring new problems under philosophical scrutiny.
7/19/2012 9:16 AM
goals
The philosophy Department consists currently of five permanent staff and hopes to increase staff in the coming future. The Department has been committed from the start to fostering a wide varity of philosophical approaches, and to developing links between philosophy and other disciplens. We offer a wide range of courses for undergraduates , post-graduates and doctoral research stududents. A wide varity of philosophical viewpoints are represented in the department. Here are just some of those interests: - Islamic philosophy, Modern and Contemporary Arab thought , Critical theory, Philosophical Hermeneutics. - Classical philosophical questions about existence, knowledge and language. - Issues in moral and political philosophy. The varity of our modules and courses reflects this diversity. Some modules are traditional in conception, and aim to provide a basic understanding of philosophical problems as they are usually taught and discussed. Others are innovatory: they aim to break new ground , offering a fresh approach, and bring new problems under philosophical scrutiny.

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