Reading Seminar (Semester 2) PHIL5083

  • Academic Session: 2019-20
  • School: School of Humanities
  • Credits: 20
  • Level: Level 5 (SCQF level 11)
  • Typically Offered: Semester 2
  • Available to Visiting Students: Yes
  • Available to Erasmus 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

Two seminars per week for 10 weeks. The course may not run every year. Options running this year are available on MyCampus

Requirements of Entry

Standard entry to Masters at College level

Excluded Courses

None

Co-requisites

None

Assessment

Two essays, equally weighted, each with a word limit of 2500 words.

Course Aims

The course aims to:

 

■ provide an informal environment for intensive study of a chosen philosophical text or set of texts or articles.

■ provide an opportunity to study closely with the lecturer a topic close to his or her research interests.

Intended Learning Outcomes of Course

By the end of the course, students will be able to:

 

■ write in a well-informed and analytically clear manner on the topics chosen

■ critically discuss the topics

■ make use of developed skills and habits necessary for academic dialogue and research

 

Assessment for this course is at Masters 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.