Philosophy examines the big ideas and questions we have about the world— how it works and our place in it.
Philosophy is not just one discipline amongst others.
It is unique, not just because it asks questions about the most fundamental and important things, but also because, unlike other disciplines, it isn’t optional: whether we know it or not, all of us are already doing Philosophy.
We cannot escape it; we can only decide whether to do it well or badly.
We carry certain basic convictions about what is true, what is good, etc. And yet, we also wonder about these convictions, doubting them, calling them into question. Philosophy is this wondering and questioning.
As such, it is indispensable for developing a clearer understanding of ourselves and our world, and for living our lives responsibly.
Studying Philosophy helps you think more clearly and precisely, such that you have a sharper grasp of your own views and can better articulate yourself, both orally and in writing;
it strengthens the critical reasoning skills that enable you to organize and construct compelling arguments and identify the strengths and weaknesses in the arguments of others;
and it helps you “think outside the box” so that you approach questions and problems in fresh, creative ways. Philosophy graduates learn to enter into respectful and patient dialogue with each other:
Philosophy always involves considering and responding to the views of others and submitting one’s own views to their critical assessment; it is less a matter of “winning arguments” than of seeking truth together, co-operatively.
The Bachelor of Arts program is open to high school applicants, transfer applicants, returning students, and adult learners.
Senior High School Graduation Examination and Chinese National University Entrance Examinations.
An average of "satisfactory" 70% on five academic courses on the India Senior School Certificate awarded by Central Board of Secondary Education/Indian School Certificate (awarded by Council for the Indian School Certificate Examinations - CISCE).
Year 12 State Board Exams with excellent results will also be considered individually.
High School Diploma and Pre-university Year Certificate.
Within the Bachelor of Arts, St. Thomas offers a unique English as a Second Language (ESL) programme for students whose level of English proficiency is not high enough to pursue regular studies at an English-language university.
These students are provided the opportunity to begin university studies for credit while they continue to improve their language skills in a planned, individualized programme of study.
To be eligible for this program, students must have:
All of the courses students take in the ESL programme carry academic credit.
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