Classical Philosophy Intensive

Duration

2 weeks

Study Mode

Intensive

Attendance

In person, Toongabbie campus

Structure

1 unit (6 credit points)

Tuition

Start Dates

Don’t miss this opportunity to undertake a close reading of one of the most celebrated of all Socratic dialogues with esteemed Campion academic Dr Jeremy Bell. In this two-week intensive unit on Plato’s Phaedo, you will undertake a close reading of the text and explore themes of immortality, philosophy as a way of life and the nature of the soul.

The Phaedo is a dramatization of Socrates’ final conversation with friends in prison, before drinking hemlock and dying. (Drinking the hemlock was his appointed punishment after he was found guilty by the city of Athens of denying the city’s gods and corrupting the young.) In it, Socrates describes his own life as a philosopher, relates his dissatisfaction with the philosophic teaching he encountered as a youth and his resultant turn towards a new way of pursuing wisdom, and explores arguments for the immortality of the soul. The class will read the entire dialogue, in a scrupulously literal translation, paying careful attention both to its philosophical content and to its literary character.

Participation is open to Campion students and the general public. A copy of the text will be provided to all enrolled students.

Please note that dates for this intensive have not yet been advised. Click the ‘Express Interest’ button so we can contact you when further information is available. 

The Classical Philosophy Intensive will be delivered on campus at 8-14 Austin Woodbury Place Old Toongabbie NSW 2146. You will receive a detailed unit outline prior to the first session.

You will have 2x two-hour sessions per day from 10am-12pm and 2pm-4pm.

Students enrolled for academic credit will be required to complete the following assessments in order to pass the unit:

  • 2500-word research essay
  • Oral examination
  • Attendance and participation in sessions. Further information will be provided to enrolled students in the unit outline.

Auditing students are not required to complete assessments. See the ‘Admission’ tab for further information.

Current Campion students
Enrol for credit towards your BA

  • The Winter Intensive is a Level 300 unit that will count for 6 credit points toward your degree. This is the perfect opportunity to reduce your unit load for Semester 2. First and second year students should consult with the Dean before enrolling.
  • There are no pre-requisites for enrolment.

 

General public
Enrol as a Miscellaneous (credit-earning) student

  • Individuals wishing to complete a unit of study out of personal interest, without enrolling in a full course, may do so as a Miscellaneous student.
  • Units completed as a Miscellaneous student may later be credited towards a qualification if you decide to enrol in a course, either Campion’s Bachelor of Arts in the Liberal Arts or a course at another institution.
  • There are no pre-requisites for enrolment.
  • Miscellaneous students must pay tuition fees up-front.

 

General public
Enrol as an Auditing student

  • Individuals wishing to complete a unit of study out of personal interest, without enrolling in a full course, may do so as an Auditing student.
  • Auditing students do not complete assessments. As such, units completed as an Auditing student may NOT be credited towards a qualification if you later decide to enrol in a course.
  • There are no pre-requisites for enrolment.
  • Auditing students must pay reduced tuition fees up-front.

 

Click here to complete the Miscellaneous/Auditing Form. 

Current Campion students

The cost of this unit is $1,995.

Tuition fees for Campion College can be deferred fully or partially through FEE-HELP, the federal government’s student loans scheme for eligible domestic students or New Zealand Special Category Visa holders.

Click here to learn more about tuition.

 

General public

The cost of this unit for Miscellaneous students is $1,995.

The cost of this unit for Auditing students is $995.

All fees must be paid upfront prior to the first session. Payment options include credit card (via phone with our Accounts Team) and direct deposit (EFT).

  • Demonstrate an understanding of the major themes and questions in the text
  • Critically evaluate the arguments presented in the text
  • Appreciate the significance of the author’s choice of the literary form of the text
  • Write well-argued and well-structured essays and appropriately use references and bibliographies according to academic conventions

Is there an attendance requirement?

Students are expected to attend all classes. The College’s attendance policy requires that students attend a minimum of 80% of classes offered in the unit. Students who fail to meet the attendance requirement and do not provide satisfactory explanation for their absence will risk failing the unit.

 

What will classes be like?

Each session will focus on a particular section of Plato’s Phaedo. You will review each section through guided class discussions. Students are expected to read the necessary materials and prepare for discussions prior to each session.

 

Should I enrol as a Miscellaneous or Auditing student?

This really depends on your individual circumstances. If you would like this unit to be recognised by a tertiary institution either now or in the future, we recommend enrolling as a Miscellaneous Student. However, it is important to note that each institution has its own guidelines for recognising prior learning. If you are currently enrolled in a course and intend to use this unit for credit, we encourage you to speak to your institution before enrolling. If you are interested in undertaking this unit purely out of personal interest, enrolling as an Auditing Student is likely best.

 

What reading materials will I need?

A PDF of the text will be made available to all enrolled students. It is important that all students use this PDF to ensure everyone is reading the same translation. Other relevant secondary materials will also be made available to you electronically.

 

What is the difficulty level of this unit?

The Winter Intensive is a Level 300 unit designed for third-year undergraduate students. It assumes reasonable skill in composing academic essays and engaging with written texts. If you have undertaken undergraduate studies in the past or if you are currently enrolled at another institution, you will likely have the necessary skills to successfully complete this unit as a Miscellaneous Student.

 

Who can I contact with further questions?

If you have any further questions, please do not hesitate to contact our Student Recruitment Manager on (02) 9896 9303 or via study@campion.edu.au
Don’t miss this opportunity to undertake a close reading of one of the most celebrated of all Socratic dialogues with esteemed Campion academic Dr Jeremy Bell. In this two-week intensive unit on Plato’s Phaedo, you will undertake a close reading of the text and explore themes of immortality, philosophy as a way of life and the nature of the soul. The Phaedo is a dramatization of Socrates’ final conversation with friends in prison, before drinking hemlock and dying. (Drinking the hemlock was his appointed punishment after he was found guilty by the city of Athens of denying the city’s gods and corrupting the young.) In it, Socrates describes his own life as a philosopher, relates his dissatisfaction with the philosophic teaching he encountered as a youth and his resultant turn towards a new way of pursuing wisdom, and explores arguments for the immortality of the soul. The class will read the entire dialogue, in a scrupulously literal translation, paying careful attention both to its philosophical content and to its literary character. Participation is open to Campion students and the general public. A copy of the text will be provided to all enrolled students. Please note that dates for this intensive have not yet been advised. Click the 'Express Interest' button so we can contact you when further information is available. 

The Classical Philosophy Intensive will be delivered on campus at 8-14 Austin Woodbury Place Old Toongabbie NSW 2146. You will receive a detailed unit outline prior to the first session.

You will have 2x two-hour sessions per day from 10am-12pm and 2pm-4pm.

Students enrolled for academic credit will be required to complete the following assessments in order to pass the unit:

  • 2500-word research essay
  • Oral examination
  • Attendance and participation in sessions. Further information will be provided to enrolled students in the unit outline.

Auditing students are not required to complete assessments. See the ‘Admission’ tab for further information.

Current Campion students
Enrol for credit towards your BA

  • The Winter Intensive is a Level 300 unit that will count for 6 credit points toward your degree. This is the perfect opportunity to reduce your unit load for Semester 2. First and second year students should consult with the Dean before enrolling.
  • There are no pre-requisites for enrolment.

 

General public
Enrol as a Miscellaneous (credit-earning) student

  • Individuals wishing to complete a unit of study out of personal interest, without enrolling in a full course, may do so as a Miscellaneous student.
  • Units completed as a Miscellaneous student may later be credited towards a qualification if you decide to enrol in a course, either Campion’s Bachelor of Arts in the Liberal Arts or a course at another institution.
  • There are no pre-requisites for enrolment.
  • Miscellaneous students must pay tuition fees up-front.

 

General public
Enrol as an Auditing student

  • Individuals wishing to complete a unit of study out of personal interest, without enrolling in a full course, may do so as an Auditing student.
  • Auditing students do not complete assessments. As such, units completed as an Auditing student may NOT be credited towards a qualification if you later decide to enrol in a course.
  • There are no pre-requisites for enrolment.
  • Auditing students must pay reduced tuition fees up-front.

 

Click here to complete the Miscellaneous/Auditing Form. 

Current Campion students

The cost of this unit is $1,995.

Tuition fees for Campion College can be deferred fully or partially through FEE-HELP, the federal government’s student loans scheme for eligible domestic students or New Zealand Special Category Visa holders.

Click here to learn more about tuition.

 

General public

The cost of this unit for Miscellaneous students is $1,995.

The cost of this unit for Auditing students is $995.

All fees must be paid upfront prior to the first session. Payment options include credit card (via phone with our Accounts Team) and direct deposit (EFT).

  • Demonstrate an understanding of the major themes and questions in the text
  • Critically evaluate the arguments presented in the text
  • Appreciate the significance of the author’s choice of the literary form of the text
  • Write well-argued and well-structured essays and appropriately use references and bibliographies according to academic conventions

Is there an attendance requirement?

Students are expected to attend all classes. The College’s attendance policy requires that students attend a minimum of 80% of classes offered in the unit. Students who fail to meet the attendance requirement and do not provide satisfactory explanation for their absence will risk failing the unit.

 

What will classes be like?

Each session will focus on a particular section of Plato’s Phaedo. You will review each section through guided class discussions. Students are expected to read the necessary materials and prepare for discussions prior to each session.

 

Should I enrol as a Miscellaneous or Auditing student?

This really depends on your individual circumstances. If you would like this unit to be recognised by a tertiary institution either now or in the future, we recommend enrolling as a Miscellaneous Student. However, it is important to note that each institution has its own guidelines for recognising prior learning. If you are currently enrolled in a course and intend to use this unit for credit, we encourage you to speak to your institution before enrolling. If you are interested in undertaking this unit purely out of personal interest, enrolling as an Auditing Student is likely best.

 

What reading materials will I need?

A PDF of the text will be made available to all enrolled students. It is important that all students use this PDF to ensure everyone is reading the same translation. Other relevant secondary materials will also be made available to you electronically.

 

What is the difficulty level of this unit?

The Winter Intensive is a Level 300 unit designed for third-year undergraduate students. It assumes reasonable skill in composing academic essays and engaging with written texts. If you have undertaken undergraduate studies in the past or if you are currently enrolled at another institution, you will likely have the necessary skills to successfully complete this unit as a Miscellaneous Student.

 

Who can I contact with further questions?

If you have any further questions, please do not hesitate to contact our Student Recruitment Manager on (02) 9896 9303 or via study@campion.edu.au