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DRPS : Course Catalogue : School of Philosophy, Psychology and Language Sciences : Philosophy

Postgraduate Course: Ancient Philosophy Seminar I (PHIL11106)

Course Outline
SchoolSchool of Philosophy, Psychology and Language Sciences CollegeCollege of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences
Credit level (Normal year taken)SCQF Level 11 (Postgraduate) AvailabilityAvailable to all students
SCQF Credits20 ECTS Credits10
SummaryThis 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.
Course description 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)
Pre-requisites Co-requisites
Prohibited Combinations Other requirements None
Information for Visiting Students
Pre-requisitesNone
High Demand Course? Yes
Course Delivery Information
Academic year 2024/25, Available to all students (SV1) Quota:  0
Course Start Semester 2
Timetable Timetable
Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info) Total Hours: 200 ( Lecture Hours 22, Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 4, Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours 174 )
Assessment (Further Info) Written Exam 0 %, Coursework 100 %, Practical Exam 0 %
Additional Information (Assessment) Final essay - 3,000 words - 100%
Feedback - 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
Learning Outcomes
On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
  1. develop students' philosophical skills.
  2. develop understanding of key developments in ancient philosophy.
Reading List
None
Additional Information
Graduate Attributes and Skills To help our students develop as:
- creative problem solvers. reasoners and researchers
- critical, flexible, tolerant and reflective thinkers
- effective and influential contributors to discussion in all forms
- skilled communicators
KeywordsNot entered
Contacts
Course organiserDr Inna Kupreeva
Tel: (0131 6)50 3653
Email: inna.kupreeva@ed.ac.uk
Course secretaryMs Olivia Coltman
Tel:
Email: ocoltman@ed.ac.uk
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