|Study programme 2020-2021||Français|
|Philosophy and Social Sciences|
Programme component of Bachelor's à la Warocqué School of Business and Economics
|Students are asked to consult the ECTS course descriptions for each learning activity (AA) to know what special Covid-19 assessment methods are possibly planned for the end of Q2|
|Code||Type||Head of UE|| Department’s |
|UW-B1-SGEGIG-002-M||Compulsory UE||MEES Martin||W701 - FWEG - Service du Doyen|
|AA Code||Teaching Activity (AA)||HT(*)||HTPE(*)||HTPS(*)||HR(*)||HD(*)||Term||Weighting|
|W-DDIV-001||Philosophy and Social Sciences - AAEP||30||0||0||0||0||Q2||100.00%|
Objectives of Programme's Learning Outcomes
Learning Outcomes of UE
The course aims to introduce the students to the specificity of philosophical questioning and provide them with an art knowledge base in general philosophy that will help them develop their critical faculties, to refine their methods of reasoning and to adopt a reflexive stance on the construction of knowledge within Human Sciences.
This course thus has a transversal interest. It trains in the scientific approach, by developing critical and conceptual skills such as:
1) problematization or the art of identifying what in a situation or a case is problematic and what is at stake
2) conceptualization or the ability to historically specify and contextualize the concepts to translate them into real tools for reflection, which will ultimately make it possible to build a solid personal judgment on a given question
3) argumentation or the ability to analyze and reproduce both valid and impactful arguments, to highlight worldviews or values underlying a reasoning, as well as the presuppositions of a thesis or an opinion.
Content of UE
The course takes as a common thread the question of the "norm", which it questions from different authors through the history of ideas, from ancient to contemporary philosophy. This is less of an inventory of everything that has been said on the concept of norm than to analyze how this notion raises major problems for different fields of thought, since epistemology - by the issues of the norm of truth or universality in Humanities - to the ethical and political - worked through the question of social norms, action norms and the relationship to the laws of the city - and through aesthetics - and the question of the norm of beauty or of what is considered a work of art.
The challenge of the course, in relation to global cursus, is the following: to develop a properly philosophical questioning which enriches, by the shift in point of view that it operates, a more general reflection in Economy. This interdisciplinary enrichment is achieved both through the transversal skills mobilized by the course (cf. Learning outcomes) and both through the question it deploys, that of the norm, also at the heart of central issues for Economics and Humanities (whether we think of the norm of reason and knowledge, or the normative standards of production and management, etc.).
Mastery of the French language
Type of Assessment for UE in Q2
Q2 UE Assessment Comments
This course being intended to teach the student to develop a critical reflection and to build an argumentation, the exam consists of open questions which aim to evaluate the following capacities:
- commentary and interpretation of a philosophical text extract and ability to situate it in the more general framework of the thought of its author
- synthetic explanation of a key concept or reasoning
- construction of a comparison between two authors.
The evaluation will therefore be based on a written exam. The questions will focus on understanding the major articulations of the course and the philosophical texts which constitute its foundation.
Type of Assessment for UE in Q3
Q3 UE Assessment Comments
Type of Teaching Activity/Activities
|AA||Type of Teaching Activity/Activities|
Mode of delivery
|AA||Mode of delivery|
Required Learning Resources/Tools
|AA||Required Learning Resources/Tools|
Recommended Learning Resources/Tools
|AA||Recommended Learning Resources/Tools|
Other Recommended Reading
|AA||Other Recommended Reading|
Grade Deferrals of AAs from one year to the next
|AA||Grade Deferrals of AAs from one year to the next|