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

Undergraduate Course: Morality and Value (PHIL08015)

Course Outline
SchoolSchool of Philosophy, Psychology and Language Sciences CollegeCollege of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences
Credit level (Normal year taken)SCQF Level 8 (Year 1 Undergraduate) AvailabilityAvailable to all students
SCQF Credits20 ECTS Credits10
SummaryThe aim of this course is to introduce students to some of the problems and concepts in moral philosophy that are central to philosophy as a discipline. The examination of these problems and concepts will develop students' ability to understand and critically evaluate philosophical ideas and arguments.
Course description Not entered
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
Pre-requisites Co-requisites
Prohibited Combinations Other requirements Priority will be given to Year 1 students, in particular those who need to take this course as a requirement of their degree programme.
Information for Visiting Students
Pre-requisitesNone
High Demand Course? Yes
Course Delivery Information
Academic year 2022/23, Available to all students (SV1) Quota:  449
Course Start Semester 1
Timetable Timetable
Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info) Total Hours: 200 ( Lecture Hours 33, Seminar/Tutorial Hours 10, Summative Assessment Hours 2, Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 4, Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours 151 )
Assessment (Further Info) Written Exam 0 %, Coursework 100 %, Practical Exam 0 %
Additional Information (Assessment) The course will be assessed by a Mid-Term Essay (25%), Short Assignments (5%), and a Final Assignment (70%).

The resit will occur during the April/May diet.

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No Exam Information
Learning Outcomes
On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
  1. Understand some of the main traditions and theories in moral philosophy.
  2. Reconstruct an argument from a text, and do so in a way that balances charity of interpretation with fidelity to the text.
  3. Engage critically with a philosophical argument.
  4. Think creatively to develop their positive ideas in a rigorous philosophical manner.
  5. Anticipate and respond to the best objections to their own ideas.
Reading List
None
Additional Information
Course URL https://www.ed.ac.uk/ppls/philosophy/current/undergraduate/handbooks
Graduate Attributes and Skills Not entered
Additional Class Delivery Information Lecturers:
Prof Michael Cholbi
Dr Filipa Melo Lopes
KeywordsNot entered
Contacts
Course organiserProf Michael Cholbi
Tel:
Email: mcholbi@exseed.ed.ac.uk
Course secretaryMr Peter Cruickshank
Tel: (131 6)503961
Email: pcruicks@exseed.ed.ac.uk
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