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PY3200   Reading Philosophy 2: Texts in Ethics, Metaethics, Religion, Aesthetics and Political Philosophy

Academic year(s): 2018-2019

Key information

SCOTCAT credits : 30

ECTS credits : 15

Level : SCQF level 9

Semester: 2

Planned timetable: To be arranged.

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.

Relationship to other modules

Pre-requisite(s): Before taking this module you must ( pass PY1006 or pass PY1012 ) and pass 40 credits from any levels matching py2

Learning and teaching methods and delivery

Weekly contact: 1 x 2-hour seminar, and 1 hour autonomous (student-run) learning group.

Scheduled learning hours: 22

Guided independent study hours: 278

Assessment pattern

As used by St Andrews: Coursework (including seminar presentation) = 100%

As defined by QAA
Written examinations : 0%
Practical examinations : 0%
Coursework: 100%

Re-assessment: 1 or more essays to a total of no more than 7,500 words = 100%


Module teaching staff: Team taught