Senior Honours Reading Seminar PHIL4041

  • Academic Session: 2019-20
  • School: School of Humanities
  • Credits: 20
  • Level: Level 4 (SCQF level 10)
  • Typically Offered: Semester 2
  • Available to Visiting Students: Yes

Short Description

This course provides an informal environment for intensive study of a chosen philosophical text or set of texts or articles. It provides an opportunity to study closely with the lecturer a topic close to his or her research interests. Texts will vary from year to year, but will be confirmed before the start of the course.

Timetable

Normally 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

Available to all students fulfilling requirements for Honours entry into Philosophy, and by arrangement to visiting students or students of other Honours programmes.

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 provide an informal environment for intensive study of a chosen philosophical text or set of texts or articles. To provide an opportunity to study closely with the lecturer a topic close to his or her research interests. Texts will vary from year to year, but will be confirmed before the start of the course.

Intended Learning Outcomes of Course

Students should learn
1. To write in a well-informed and analytically clear manner on the top
ics chosen.
2. To discuss the topics fruitfully in a seminar setting.

3. The skills and habits necessary for academic dialogue.

4. The skills and habits necessary for academic research.

5. The character of academic research and discussion at the professio
nal level.

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.