Postgraduate Course: Phil Skills (PHIL11202)
|School of Philosophy, Psychology and Language Sciences
|College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences
|Credit level (Normal year taken)
|SCQF Level 11 (Postgraduate)
|Available to all students
|This two week 0-credit course will consist of two seminars of two hours each on 'philosophical skills', especially skills concerning how to construct philosophy papers in particular.
'Phil Skills' is aimed at giving incoming on campus MSc students a grounding in the skills needed for philosophical reading and essay construction. It will consist of two seminars of two hours. It is mandatory for those students without a background in philosophy. Students will receive feedback relevant to the themes of the course on a 'informative essay' written for one of their further individual MSc courses.
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
Information for Visiting Students
|High Demand Course?
Course Delivery Information
|Not being delivered
On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
- identify and reconstruct the argument of a philosophy paper
- construct a well-formed introduction to a philosophy paper
- better think through how to formulate an appropriate thesis for a philosophy paper
- work within the word counts of an assignment effectively
- use appropriate language for academic philosophical writing
|This is made available as part of the course and updated regularly.
|Graduate Attributes and Skills
|Students will be more effective writers and communicators.
|reading philosophy,writing philosophy,writing skills,argument construction
|Dr Patrick Todd
Tel: (0131 6)51 5179
|Ms Becky Verdon