Thinking: A Free Introduction 2016 - Certification

A note on IF Project Certification

IF courses are not formally accredited (like a degree or diploma). Instead we issue certificates of participation that recognise the full and active participation of students on an IF course. These certificates record a significant commitment to independent thinking and learning. IF courses are independently designed by a network of academics who volunteer time and expertise. The academic rigour of the courses is overseen by an academic advisory board. The courses are generally taught at first-year undergraduate level.

Thinking: A FREE INTRODUCTION

Course Summary

In 2016 The IF Project ran Thinking: A Free Introduction - a 10-week interdisciplinary course in first-year undergraduate-level arts and humanities that introduced how writers, historians and philosophers think - and how these ways of thinking enable us to interpret the world. By providing a grounding in undergraduate-level English literature, history and philosophy, the course equipped students with the tools to become critical thinkers, and provided a foundation for further study in the humanities. 

Programme

The course programme is available to download here

Certification Criteria

All students who attended at least 70% of the sessions on Thinking: A Free Introduction received a digital certificate.

 

Thinking Without Borders: A Short History of the Present 2017 - Certification

Course Summary

In 2017 The IF Project ran Thinking Without Borders: A Short History of the Present - a 10-week interdisciplinary course in first-year undergraduate-level arts and humanities that explored contemporary concerns such as truth and lies, power and freedom, nations and rights, culture and identity. 

Programme

The course programme is available to download here

Certification Criteria

All students who attended at least 70% of the sessions on Thinking: A Free Introduction received a digital certificate.