Undergraduate Course: Advanced Topics in Philosophy (PHIL10211)
|School||School of Philosophy, Psychology and Language Sciences
||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 examine some particular issue or set of issues in philosophy. The specific content for the year (topic, representative readings) will be advertised during the course selection process.
The specific topic(s) covered will vary from year to year and will be advertised in detail during the course choice process.
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
|| Students MUST have passed:
Mind, Matter and Language (PHIL08014) AND
Knowledge and Reality (PHIL08017)
||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.
Course Delivery Information
|Academic year 2023/24, Available to all students (SV1)
|Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info)
Seminar/Tutorial Hours 22,
Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 4,
Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours
|Assessment (Further Info)
|Additional Information (Assessment)
||Midterm Essay (40%)
Final Essay (60%)
|No Exam Information
On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
- Display understanding of a range of issues.
- Critically analyse and engage with literature by key philosophers.
- Present arguments clearly and concisely both within a classroom context and in a written essay.
- Demonstrate transferrable skills in research, analysis and argumentation.
|Graduate Attributes and Skills
|Course organiser||Prof Matthew Chrisman
Tel: (0131 6)50 3648
|Course secretary||Ms Veronica Vivi