Reading Philosophy 2: Texts in Ethics, Metaethics, Religion, Aesthetics and Political Philosophy
SCQF level 9
Academic year(s): 2018-2019
SCOTCAT credits : 30
ECTS credits : 15
Level : SCQF level 9
This module is designed to develop the philosophical skills students have acquired over their sub-Honours years, and acquaint them with key works in core areas of philosophy. The module involves close study of philosophical texts - historical and contemporary - that address a variety of topics within ethics, metaethics, aesthetics, philosophy of religion and political philosophy. Students will be required to carry out close study and discussion of these texts in staff-led weekly workshops, thereby furthering their skills of critical evaluation and analysis. Students will also take turns in presenting papers to the workshop, in pair-groups, which will help them to develop important communication skills and provide an opportunity for teamwork.
Pre-requisite(s): Before taking this module you must ( pass PY1006 or pass PY1012 ) and pass 40 credits from any levels matching py2
Weekly contact: 1 x 2-hour seminar, and 1 hour autonomous (student-run) learning group.
Scheduled learning hours: 22
Guided independent study hours: 278
As used by St Andrews: Coursework (including seminar presentation) = 100%
As defined by QAA
Written examinations : 0%
Practical examinations : 0%
Re-assessment: 1 or more essays to a total of no more than 7,500 words = 100%