Undergraduate Course: Sartre (ELCF10061)
|School||School of Literatures, Languages and Cultures
||College||College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences
|Credit level (Normal year taken)||SCQF Level 10 (Year 4 Undergraduate)
||Availability||Not available to visiting students
|Summary||This course will cover all the principal areas of Sartre's output until the mid 1950s and also offer some consideration of his mature thought. Sartre's early philosophy, literary writing, and developing ethical and political thought will all be given due consideration with the aim of highlighting the ways in which they form a coherent unity in his ever-evolving world-view. Particular attention will be given to the transitions between Sartre's pre-war non-committed stance and his increasingly committed attitude during WWII and after the Liberation, the complexity of Sartre?s relationship to politics being stressed. Ethics in many ways formed the backbone for much of Sartre's thought, and the links between his evolving conception of in/authenticity and the development of his ontology, literary output, and political vision will be highlighted.
By the end of the course, students will be expected to show the ability:
- to demonstrate advanced knowledge and understanding of the subject;
- to recognise and acknowledge the complexity of the subject;
- to show a good understanding of, and apply competently, complex conceptual frameworks;
- to construct coherent arguments which demonstrate an awareness of the problems posed by the texts and issues which they are studying;
- to demonstrate a high level of expression in both written and oral presentations;
- to demonstrate the mastery of relevant technical terminology and research methods;
- to offer alternative perspectives, identify and accommodate ambiguities and show an awareness of nuance;
- to develop original ideas;
- to demonstrate an awareness of the research agenda relating to the topic.
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
|| Students MUST have passed:
French 2 (ELCF08001)
||Other requirements|| Entry to Honours in French
Course Delivery Information
|Not being delivered|
On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
- To demonstrate an advanced knowledge of a significant number of primary source texts in their socio-historical and cultural contexts as well as a good understanding of the theoretical and conceptual frameworks needed to analyse them.
- To select and apply relevant theoretical and methodological approaches in their critical evaluation of philosophical and literary texts and to demonstrate mastery of relevant technical terminology and research methods.
- To assess and synthesise primary and secondary sources and to engage critically with these sources, showing awareness of nuance and accommodating ambiguities.
- To construct coherent arguments which engage effectively with the sources and the relevant contexts and to present them with a high level of clarity in both oral and written form.
- To demonstrate autonomy and initiative in their activities, carry out independent research under the guidance of the tutor, and to show awareness of their own and others' roles and responsibilities as part of a team.
|Graduate Attributes and Skills
||By the end of the course, students will have further developed their skills in the areas of research and enquiry, personal and intellectual autonomy, communication, and personal effectiveness. For further specification of these skills see the university┐s graduate and employability skills framework at http://www.employability.ed.ac.uk/documents/GAFramework+Interpretation.pdf
|Course organiser||Dr Samuel Coombes
|Course secretary||Mrs Elsie Gach
Tel: (0131 6)50 8421