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2015/16 Undergraduate Module Catalogue
20 creditsClass Size: 90
Module manager: Victor Dura-Vila
Taught: Semester 2 View Timetable
Year running 2015/16
Pre-requisite qualificationsAny level 2 module in the History of Philosophy.
This module is not approved as a discovery module
ObjectivesOn completion of this module, students should be able to:
make sense of a difficult philosophical text;
place philosophical concepts and theories in their historical context;
analyse and articulate philosophical arguments embedded in a text;
give a clear exposition of a philosopher’s position through close reading of a primary text;
apply philosophical analysis and arguments in critical evaluation of a philosopher’s position;
write essays which conform to academic practice.
The ability to:
- interpret texts from the history of philosophy.
- understand and critically evaluate philosophical arguments and positions from the history of philosophy.
- pay attention to detail.
- engage in one’s own research.
- write critically and in a focused way.
This module will focus on one or more advanced topics in the philosophy of the Scottish Enlightenment philosopher David Hume (1711-76), depending on the research interests of the module leader. Topics covered may include (for example) Hume's moral philosophy, philosophy of religion, epistemology and metaphysics.
|Delivery type||Number||Length hours||Student hours|
|Private study hours||176.00|
|Total Contact hours||22.00|
|Total hours (100hr per 10 credits)||198.00|
Private study88 hours seminar preparation (including weekly contributions to discussion board)
70 hours essay preparation
42 hours additional reseach, reading and thinking around the subject.
Opportunities for Formative FeedbackParticipation in discussion board
Participation in seminar discussion
Feedback on draft essay.
Methods of assessment
|Assessment type||Notes||% of formal assessment|
|Online Assessment||Discussion Board Contributions||40.00|
|Essay||1 x essay of 2,500 words||60.00|
|Total percentage (Assessment Coursework)||100.00|
Normally resits will be assessed by the same methodology as the first attempt, unless otherwise stated
Reading listThe reading list is available from the Library website
Last updated: 06/08/2015
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