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

Undergraduate Course: Political Philosophy (PHIL10093)

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) AvailabilityAvailable to all students
SCQF Credits20 ECTS Credits10
SummaryThis course covers issues and questions in historical and / or contemporary political philosophy.
Course description Political philosophy examines normative issues connected to (1) the relations between states and (2) the relations between states and those subject to their rule. Examples of topics that might be covered in any particular year are: Feminism, Immigration, Voting, Taxation, Property, Democracy, Liberty, Liberalism, Libertarianism, Distributive justice, Retributive justice, Intergenerational justice, Freedom of expression, War, Dissent, Civil Disobedience.
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
Pre-requisites Students MUST have passed: Knowledge and Reality (PHIL08017) AND Mind, Matter and Language (PHIL08014)
Co-requisites
Prohibited Combinations Other requirements Students studying on MA Cognitive Science (Humanities) are permitted to take this course without having met the pre-requisites of Mind, Matter and Language and Knowledge and Reality. However, it is advisable that students discuss the suitability of the course with their PT and the course organiser before enrolling.
Information for Visiting Students
Pre-requisitesVisiting students should have completed at least 3 Philosophy courses at grade B or above. We will only consider University/College level courses. Applicants should note that, as with other popular courses, meeting the minimum does NOT guarantee admission. **Please note that 3rd year Philosophy courses are high-demand, meaning that they have a very high number of students wishing to enrol in a very limited number of spaces.** These enrolments are managed strictly by the Visiting Student Office, in line with the quotas allocated by the department, and all enquiries to enrol in these courses must be made through the CAHSS Visiting Student Office. It is not appropriate for students to contact the department directly to request additional spaces.
High Demand Course? Yes
Course Delivery Information
Academic year 2022/23, Available to all students (SV1) Quota:  45
Course Start Semester 2
Timetable Timetable
Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info) Total Hours: 200 ( Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 4, Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours 196 )
Assessment (Further Info) Written Exam 0 %, Coursework 100 %, Practical Exam 0 %
Additional Information (Assessment) Mid-term Essay (30%) 1,500 words; Final Essay (65%) 2,500 words; Participation (5%)

Visiting Student assessment is the same as above.
Feedback 1. Students will receive feedback on their two essays.
2. Students will have the opportunity to submit plans and outlines prior to the deadlines.
3. Students will also have the opportunity to discuss their essays, and feedback on them, in my office hour.
No Exam Information
Learning Outcomes
On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
  1. Explain key issues and controversies in political philosophy.
  2. Explain and analyze various theories and arguments in political philosophy.
  3. Justify and explain their political-philosophical views.
  4. Understand the relationship between political philosophy and other areas of philosophy.
Reading List
None
Additional Information
Course URL http://www.philosophy.ed.ac.uk/ug_study/ug_honours/ug_honours_index.html
Graduate Attributes and Skills Not entered
KeywordsNot entered
Contacts
Course organiser Course secretaryMs Veronica Vivi
Tel:
Email: Veronica.Vivi@ed.ac.uk
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