In order to give prospective students a better sense of what classes are like at AUC, Dr. Emma Cohen de Lara will deliver a sample lecture titled "What is the right thing to do? A philosophical approach" on Thursday 15 April from 15.30 to 17.00 over Zoom. Prospective students from all backgrounds are welcome to join.
|Date||15 April 2021|
Registration for this event is currently closed.
Please note that this activity will not focus on discussing the AUC programme. It is meant to give participants a sense of what a class is like at AUC. If you would like to get more practical information about studying at AUC and the academic programme, please visit the page dedicated to choosing your study.
A lecturer and tutor in the Social Sciences, Dr. Emma Cohen de Lara will deliver a lecture titled "What is the right thing to do? A philosophical approach". In many circumstances, we are pushed to think about what the right thing to do is. This can be in private circumstances and in public circumstances, as a citizen, or judge or politician. How do we decide? In this sample lecture, we will discuss several alternatives by means of a reading of Plato's Apology which deals with Socrates' defense before a democratic jury in the ancient city of Athens.
Prospective students who are thinking of applying to AUC frequently want to know what a class is like. With the diversity of courses offered, it can be difficult to choose a single representative class, as AUC students also take lab courses, conduct fieldwork outside of the classroom, participate in group work, immersive projects, give presentations and the subject matter often spans the Sciences, Social Sciences and Humanities. Nevertheless, we want to give prospective students the opportunity to get a feel for how course material is presented, the style of lectures and how subjects are approached in the classroom.
For this sample lecture, the entire activity will take place online so that you can experience what a class is like and better understand how course material is discussed.