Course module - Philosophy Dissertation (20 credit) * FOR 2013/14 *
Code : PHIL30000 Credit rating: 20 Semester : both
This course unit aims to:
• Improve students' research, critical analysis, independent study, time-management and presentation skills.
• Provide students with the opportunity for one-to-one philosophical discussions with an appropriate supervisor.
• Allow students to specialise in a topic that interests them and to develop intellectual independence.
Objectives (Learning Outcomes)
On successful completion of this course unit, students will be able to demonstrate:
• That they can produce, and present professionally, a substantial independent piece of research into a question of their own design.
• That they can present and defend their own view about a challenging philosophical issue.
• That they have the study skills necessary for focusing their topic and preparing the essay.
One essay of 7,500 words.
Pre-requisites: 40 PHIL credits at Level 2
This course is not available to Physics with Philosophy students.
PHIL30000 consists of a Dissertation, on a topic of your own choice, produced to a professional level of presentation, due in before the summer examination period.
Smith, Dr Thomas
Demand-led individual supervision (by appointment with supervisor). There are also five large group workshops across the year.
Semester 1: Thursday 2-3pm (WEEK 1, 3 & 11)
Semester 2: Tuesday 12-1pm (WEEK 3 & 8)
Four introductory lectures followed by 1-to-1 supervision (by appointment with supervisor).