BEING HUMAN - How humans understand, believe and act

This subject explores a range of alternatives found in religion (why and how we believe), philosophy (why and how we know) and practical ethics (why and how we do) which have been influential in the human search for identity and, ultimately, wisdom. How do we make moral decisions? What traditions, beliefs or codes do we draw on to nurture our private beliefs and our public stances? Significant use is made of contemporary issues and possible responses to them. Through the contest of ideas students are exposed to a variety of viewpoints. They also come to appreciate the strengths they bring as legitimate components of a positive moral compass. Students are also taken through essential learning skills – note taking, critical analysis of texts, clear thinking, collaborative research-which are applicable to all subjects.
This course provides a clear pathway to IB Theory of Knowledge, History, Literature and Texts & Traditions.