Postgraduate Course: Ancient Philosophy Seminar I (PHIL11106)
|School||School of Philosophy, Psychology and Language Sciences
||College||College of Humanities and Social Science
|Credit level (Normal year taken)||SCQF Level 11 (Postgraduate)
||Availability||Not available to visiting students
|Summary||This course aims to introduce students to some key themes in ancient philosophy as discussed by the major thinkers and schools of ancient philosophy.
The teaching is seminar based, and each week students will have to prepare by reading set work.
Typical themes are likely to include the theories of reality, cognition, virtue, and cosmology, whilst the philosophical movements to be covered are likely to include the Presocratics, Plato, Aristotle and the Hellenistic philosophers.
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
||Other requirements|| None
Course Delivery Information
|Academic year 2018/19, Not available to visiting students (SS1)
|Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info)
Lecture Hours 22,
Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 4,
Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours
|Assessment (Further Info)
|Additional Information (Assessment)
||One 2,500 word essay (100%).
||- Course organiser will review drafts up to 10 days before summative assessment deadline.
- Students have the opportunity to submit a formative essay by week 6 deadline on Turnitin via Learn. The essay cannot be draft of summative essay but it can be on the same topic.
|No Exam Information
On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
- develop students' philosophical skills.
- develop understanding of key developments in ancient philosophy.
|Graduate Attributes and Skills
|Course organiser||Dr Jason Carter
Tel: (0131 6)51 5512
|Course secretary||Ms Becky Verdon
Tel: (0131 6)51 5002