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Philosophy & Critical Thinking via distance learning

Specialist - Expert Diploma - Philosophy & Critical Thinking Online via distance learning
Bachelor's Degree - Philosophy & Critical Thinking Online via distance learning
Master's Degree - Philosophy & Critical Thinking Online via distance learning
Doctor Ph.D. Degree - Philosophy & Critical Thinking Online via distance learning

 

Philosophy is the study of the most fundamental questions that arise from reflecting on the nature of the world and the place human beings occupy in it. The importance of studying philosophy lies in the habits of thought it inculcates, the breadth of vision it encourages, and the perspective it gives on ourselves, our activities, and our lives among others. The study of philosophy offers one of the best opportunities to enhance one's analytical, critical, expressive, and interpretive abilities, and to build both spoken and written arguments and respond to them. The program also suggests using philosophical wisdom as a way to cope with life, whether it be a specific problem or general depression. It is, undoubtedly, the beginning of a process that can enrich one's life immensely.

 

Academic Supervisor : Deric Bircham
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Courses list (each subject accounts for 3 academic credits):
1 BIU Earned Credit = 1 USA Semester Credit (15 hours of learning) = 1 ECTS Credit (30 hours of study).

 

Perception & Knowledge
Philosophy & Critical Thinking
World Myths & Beliefs
The Search for Meaning
Philosophic Trends
Esoteric Traditions
Philosophy of Religion
Theory of Knowledge
Philosophy of Language
Philosophy of Mind
Philosophy of Science
Philosophy of Ethics & Law
Metaphysics

 

 

Philosophy & Critical Thinking via distance learning

 

This module is applicable to Specialist, Expert, Bachelor's, Master's & Ph.D. (Doctor) Degree Programs. This academic program is designed at the postgraduate level (Master’s or Doctoral). This module may also be adapted to complete the course requirements of Specialist, Expert Diploma or Bachelor’s Degree. A further option is the enrollment into each of the courses listed within this specialization module. This module may be combined or completed with other modules from this faculty. More info...

 

Specialist - Expert Diploma - Philosophy & Critical Thinking - Online via distance learning
Tuition Fee : 1.050 Euros (1.350 US$) ... 1.470 Euros (1.890 US$).
Specialist - Expert Diploma Online : 15 ... 21 Academic credits required for this distance learning degree program.
Composition: Philosophy & Critical Thinking via distance learning = 39 Academic credits - Select 5 courses for the online diploma of Specialist or 7 courses for the Expert Diploma from the total of courses from this specialization module.

 

Bachelor's Degree - Philosophy & Critical Thinking - Online via distance learning
Tuition Fee : Min. 3.510 Euros (4.420 US$) ... Max. 6.800 Euros (8.700 US$).
Bachelor's Degree Online : 130 Academic credits required for this distance learning degree program.
Composition: Philosophy & Critical Thinking via distance learning = 39 Academic credits + 60 credits in General Education (may be transferred from previous education and professional experience) + Additional courses may be selected from other modules in the Faculty of Arts & Humanities from Bircham International University if required. This selection must be approved by the Distance Learning University Education Board.

 

Master's Degree - Philosophy & Critical Thinking - Online via distance learning
Tuition Fee : Min. 4.680 Euros (6.120 US$) ... Max. 7.020 Euros (9.180 US$).
Master's Degree Online : 36 ... 54 Academic credits required for this distance learning degree program.
Composition: Philosophy & Critical Thinking via distance learning = 39 Academic credits + 13 Academic credits > Research methodology and final project or thesis.

 

Doctor Ph.D. Degree - Philosophy & Critical Thinking - Online via distance learning
Tuition Fee : Min. 5.850 Euros (7.650 US$) ... Max. 9.360 Euros (12.240 US$).
Doctor Ph.D. Degree Online : 45 ... 72 Academic credits required for this distance learning degree program.
Composition: Philosophy & Critical Thinking via distance learning = 39 Academic credits + 18 Academic credits > Research methodology and final project or thesis.

 

Payment plans are available upon request up to 24 monthly installments. More info...

 

 

BIU adapts each distance learning higher education degree program to the needs of each student.
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METHOD OF INSTRUCTION: Distance Learning Higher Education

 

This distance learning education program is completed by a traditional correspondence instruction method. Once you sign up for the course, Bircham International University will send you (to your mailing address) the suggested textbooks. After reading the book, you will be asked to write a 20 to 35 pages report that reflect your understanding of the book. This report is equivalent to the exam and can be submitted by email or mail. Bircham International University will evaluate your written work. If passed, BIU will issue the corresponding diploma. For more instructions about BIU pedagogy, tutoring, and evaluation, please read our distance learning education study guide. More info...

 

Students enrolling into this distance education program should be aware that:
1. Location: Bircham International University needs a functional geographical location to ship the book and materials for successful completion of this program of study.
2. Communication: Email, courier, phone are key communication instruments with Bircham University that play an important role in the progress and support of this program of study.
3. Capacity: Any impediment, physical or psychological, to read a book and write a report must be communicated to Bircham International University prior to enrollment into this distance learning program.
4. Technology: No specific technology is required to complete this distance education program.
5. Language: Book reading and report writing in other language than English must be requested (and approved by BIU) prior to enrollment in any distance learning program.
6. Discrimination: There is no discrimination with respect to race, color, gender, beliefs or religion.
7. Age: Check the admission requirements for each distance education degree program. More info...

 

All information related to the distance learning degree programs is in English, although you may, upon request and approval, submit the required assignments in other languages.

 

Duration - Philosophy & Critical Thinking Online via distance learning

For a program of 21 credits, the estimated time for completion is 21 weeks. For 45 credits, the estimated time for completion will be 45 weeks, and so on. Calculations are approximate. The length of each distance learning degree program is calculated based on an average of 15 hours of learning per week. It also depends on the number of validated credits from previous knowledge and the level of commitment to the studies.

 

 

Philosophy & Critical Thinking via distance learning

Courses list (each subject accounts for 3 academic credits):


1 BIU Earned Credit = 1 USA Semester Credit (15 hours of learning) = 1 ECTS Credit (30 hours of study).
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Perception & Knowledge
This course examines the complex process by which information is gathered by our sensory organs and converted to a subjective precept. The acquisition and communication of knowledge demands a coherent cognitive framework to reason about the events and states that influence us. The course deals with plausible frameworks and how these choices influence our deductive and creative processes.
Academic Supervisor : Elena Lorente Rodríguez

Philosophy & Critical Thinking
This course introduces philosophy through a study of a number of central inquiries, for example, questions about the existence and definition of God, the nature of the mind, freedom of the will, and criteria of truth and knowledge. The aim of this course is to think and argue critically about these questions.
Academic Supervisor : Sibelle E. Kisro - Volker

World Myths & Beliefs
This course analyses religion as a universal aspect of human culture expressed in the form of believes and rituals that deal with supernatural beings, powers, and forces. It focuses on the characteristics of major indigenous beliefs and mythologies. It emphasizes the psychological, religious, and cultural meanings of myth.
Academic Supervisor : Joseph Kariuki Njino

The Search for Meaning
This course focuses on the relationship between problems and the meaning individuals seeks in life. Distinction is made between philosophy and spirituality. It explores the stages of psychological and spiritual development of the individual and the methods for evoking meaning and purpose in life.
Academic Supervisor : Francisco Yuste Pausa

Philosophic Trends
This course explores the foundations of the major philosophical trends and their representative philosophers. It addresses the practical similarities and differences between these philosophers and the methods they use to solve human problems.
Academic Supervisor : Carmen Ramirez Hurtado

Esoteric Traditions
This course investigates esoteric traditions and the philosophical concerns they raise. It examines the relationship between philosophers and the myths and spiritual believes of their times, as well as the mutual influence they had in the evolution of esoteric knowledge, philosophic thoughts, and beliefs.
Academic Supervisor : Robert Burton Bradley

Philosophy of Religion
This course provides a philosophical analysis of the major religious concepts, such as God, the relationship between faith and reason, human nature, freedom of will, immortality, and the problem of evil.
Academic Supervisor : Robert Burton Bradley

Theory of Knowledge
This course explores different theoretical perspectives of the process of discovering the world and oneself. It analyzes the concepts of knowledge, the logical structure of propositions and arguments, and the structure of the justification of our beliefs. It provides a framework to understand reality.
Academic Supervisor : Elena Lorente Rodríguez

Philosophy of Language
This course studies the major topics and concepts of language philosophy namely the nature and structure of language, how meaning emerges in language, the relationship of language and the world, the role of ambiguity in dialogue, and the evolution of language in community.
Academic Supervisor : Carmen Ramirez Hurtado

Philosophy of Mind
This course examines the central problems of mind philosophy from a multi-disciplinary perspective, including the mind-body problem, the nature of mental states, intention and representation, sensation and consciousness, and related topics.
Academic Supervisor : Elena Lorente Rodríguez

Philosophy of Science
This course distinguishes between scientific and nonscientific reasoning, problems of scientific methodology, and science. It considers theory construction and testing, the ontological status of theories in science, causality, demonstration, probability, and the scientific method.
Academic Supervisor : Guido Fuortes

Philosophy of Ethics & Law
This course investigates the philosophical problems of the social and political interaction, including ideology, law, and ethics. It explores normative ethical theories that attempt to say what we ought to do and the relations between legal rules and the rules of ethics and custom. It studies the social and ethical foundation of law and legitimacy and the limits of law and the state. It also explores moral reasoning and how rigorous an ethical position can be applied to real-life experiences.
Academic Supervisor : Margarita Trejo Poison

Metaphysics
This course examines problems such as the concepts of existence, essence, god, universals and particulars, the nature of change, possibility, causation, space, and time. Also, it discusses other traditional philosophical issues that form part of metaphysics namely free will, mind/body problem, soul, consciousness, and the existence of abstract entities (e.g. numbers).
Academic Supervisor : Robert Burton Bradley

 

Admission requirements - Philosophy & Critical Thinking Online via distance learning

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For official admission status at Bircham distance education university; you need to send in a filled out, dated, and signed official Application for Admission. You may download this application form from the website or request it by email or mail. Please send this application and enclosed documents to our address. You may also submit this application and attached documents by email in a PDF Format.

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All applicants must:

* Fill out the application for admission
* Submit one ID-sized photo
* ID card or passport
* Date and sign the application

All Bachelor's, Master's, & Doctorate applicants also must:

* Attach a Curriculum Vitae (Resume)
* Submit registration Fee of 200 €uros or 250 US$ (contact BIU Office for payment details)
* Include copies of diplomas, transcripts, relevant documents
* Include any additional program proposal, scholarship request, etc. (optional).

 

Bircham International University issues an admission certificate after receiving your complete application for admission. This document will show the amount of credits transferred and validated from previous education and experience, and the amount of credits required to complete the distance learning degree program's major. Bircham University can not perform this evaluation without the complete application for admission.

 

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ABF - Academia Brasileira de Filosofia
ABFR - Associação Brasileira de Filosofia da Religião
ABRAFP - Associação Brasileira de Filosofia e Psicanálise
AFYL - Asociación de Filosofía y Liberación
AIFIBI - Asociación Iberoamericana de Filosofía de la Biología
AILACT - Association for Informal Logic and Critical Thinking
APA - American Philosophical Association
APEFP - Associação Portuguesa de Ética e Filosofia Prática
AS - Aristotelian Society
BPA - British Philosophical Association
BSPS - British Society for the Philosophy of Science
CIPSH - Conseil International de Philosophie et des Sciences Humaines
CTA - Critical Thinking Association
DFE - Diccionario de Filosofía en Español
ESPP - European Society for Philosophy and Psychology
FAPSA - Federation of Australasian Philosophy in Schools Associations
FCT - Foundation For Critical Thinking
FESOFI - Federación de Sociedades de Filosofía
FISP - Fédération Internationale des Sociétés de Philosophie
FNLP - Fédération Nationale de la Libre Pensée
GPC - Grupo Pensamiento Crítico
IAPL - International Association for Philosophy and Literature
IAWP - International Association of Women Philosophers
ICPHS - International Council for Philosophy and Human Sciences
ISPC - International Society for the Philosophy of Chemistry
ISSR - International Society for Science & Religion
ONPHI - Organisation Non-Philosophique Internationale
PC - Pensamento Crítico
PSA - Philosophy of Science Association
RIP - Royal Institute Philosophy
SAF - Sociedad Académica de Filosofía
SAP - Society for Applied Philosophy
SAPE - Sociedad para el Avance del Pensamiento Crítico
SBFA - Sociedade Brasileira de Filosofia Analítica
SEPFI - Sociedad Española de Profesores de Filosofía
SFP - Société Française de Philosophie
SPF - Sociedade Portuguesa de Filosofia
SWIP UK - UK Society for Women in Philosophy
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