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Undergraduate Course: Philosophy Dissertation Information Course (PHIL10228)

Course Outline
SchoolSchool of Philosophy, Psychology and Language Sciences CollegeCollege of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences
Credit level (Normal year taken)SCQF Level 10 (Year 3 Undergraduate) AvailabilityNot available to visiting students
SCQF Credits0 ECTS Credits0
SummaryThis course is designed to enable students to prepare thoroughly for researching, writing and submitting a dissertation in Philosophy. Students will receive guidance on identifying a suitable area for research, constructing a research proposal and preparing an annotated bibliography / literature review.
Course description Not entered
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
Pre-requisites Students MUST have passed: Knowledge and Reality (PHIL08017) AND Mind, Matter and Language (PHIL08014)
Prohibited Combinations Other requirements Students MUST have passed: Knowledge and Reality (PHIL08017) AND Mind, Matter and Language (PHIL08014).
Course Delivery Information
Academic year 2024/25, Not available to visiting students (SS1) Quota:  None
Course Start Semester 2
Timetable Timetable
Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info) Please contact the School directly for a breakdown of Learning and Teaching Activities
Assessment (Further Info) Written Exam 0 %, Coursework 100 %, Practical Exam 0 %
Additional Information (Assessment) This course is non credit bearing. However, there are two formative feedback sessions - in classes 2 and 3 students will have the opportunity to get feedback on their research proposals.
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Learning Outcomes
On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
  1. Construct a concise and practical research proposal.
  2. Give a short presentation on their proposed research.
  3. Make optimal use of available resources and explore topics through independent study.
  4. Identify and utilise relevant texts as part of their research.
  5. Be in a position to proceed to the primary researching and writing-up of their dissertation in Year 4.
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Graduate Attributes and Skills Students will learn how to self-reflect on their strengths to help decide which type of dissertation they would like to complete. They will learn how to do more independent, in depth research to develop their dissertation question. For those who complete the written proposal, they will continue developing their written communication skills, writing clearly and concisely. For those completing presentations to peers, they will develop their presentation skills (in design and presenting) and public speaking in order to convey their proposal to their peers. This also involves providing feedback to peers on their presentation/proposals, which requires formulating the feedback to be constructive rather than criticising.

Core skills gained on this course:
Independence, independent research, initiative, self-reflection on strengths, written communication, writing concisely, adapting tone to audience (oral and written), presentation skills, public speaking, formulating constructive feedback, resilience to take feedback and implement it.
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Course organiserDr Fedor Benevich
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