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PY4658   Timely Topics in Political Philosophy

Academic year(s): 2018-2019

Key information

SCOTCAT credits : 30

ECTS credits : 15

Level : SCQF level 10

Semester: 2

Availability restrictions: Not automatically available to General Degree students

Planned timetable: To be arranged

This modules explores a variety of topics in political philosophy that are especially timely today. Because an emphasis is placed on timeliness, the topics addressed in the module may change from year to year, and depending on the judgment of the instructor. A full description of the module content for any given year will be provided in the Philosophy Pre-advising Handbook. The philosophical arguments and authors discussed in the module may be historical or contemporary. Their selection will depend exclusively on whether they engage directly with pressing issues of the day. In its essence, the course is designed to teach students how to use philosophical tools to reflect on the current political moment.

Relationship to other modules

Pre-requisite(s): Before taking this module you must pass PY1012

Learning and teaching methods and delivery

Weekly contact: 1 x 2-hour lecture and 1 x 1-hour seminar. Optional office hour.

Scheduled learning hours: 33

Guided independent study hours: 263

Assessment pattern

As used by St Andrews: 100% Coursework

As defined by QAA
Coursework: 100%

Re-assessment: 100% Coursework


Module coordinator: Dr A D Etinson
Module teaching staff: Dr A Etinson