Philosophy Of Psychology PHIL4033

  • Academic Session: 2019-20
  • School: School of Humanities
  • Credits: 20
  • Level: Level 4 (SCQF level 10)
  • Typically Offered: Semester 1
  • Available to Visiting Students: Yes

Short Description

This course introduces students to contemporary analytic philosophy of psychology.

Timetable

Two meetings per week during the teaching period, including at least four hours of seminars.

This is one of the senior honours options in Philosophy. It may not run every year. Options running this year are available on MyCampus.

Requirements of Entry

None

Assessment

An essay of 1500 to 2000 words (30%) and a two-hour examination (70%).

Main Assessment In: April/May

Are reassessment opportunities available for all summative assessments? Not applicable

Reassessments are normally available for all courses, except those which contribute to the Honours classification. For non Honours courses, students are offered reassessment in all or any of the components of assessment if the satisfactory (threshold) grade for the overall course is not achieved at the first attempt. This is normally grade D3 for undergraduate students and grade C3 for postgraduate students. Exceptionally it may not be possible to offer reassessment of some coursework items, in which case the mark achieved at the first attempt will be counted towards the final course grade. Any such exceptions for this course are described below. 

Course Aims

To introduce students to contemporary analytic philosophy of psychology.

Intended Learning Outcomes of Course

Students who have completed this course should be able to:
·
 Discuss the nature of the content of psychological states;
·
 Critically assess naturalistic theories of content;
·
 Assess contemporary theories of the relationship between content and consciousness.

Minimum Requirement for Award of Credits

Students must submit at least 75% by weight of the components (including examinations) of the course's summative assessment.