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First Year Project - PHI00004C

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  • Department: Philosophy
  • Module co-ordinator: Dr. David Worsley
  • Credit value: 10 credits
  • Credit level: C
  • Academic year of delivery: 2020-21

Module summary

This module gives students the opportunity to research and present the ideas of a significant philosopher who has shaped historical and/or current debates. It involves independent research and helps to develop visual and oral presentation skills.

Module will run

Occurrence Teaching cycle
A Autumn Term 2020-21 to Summer Term 2020-21

Module aims

  • To enable students to carry out a piece of independent study on the ideas of a major philosopher;
  • To build knowledge of key philosophical themes;
  • To develop the skills of research, independent thinking, time-management, philosophical writing and presentation-giving.

Module learning outcomes

Students who satisfactorily complete the project will have enhanced their knowledge of a major philosopher and their ideas, and gained confidence in carrying out independent research, presenting a poster, explaining a topic in depth and answering questions.

Assessment

Task Length % of module mark
Essay/coursework
Poster
N/A 60
Oral presentation/seminar/exam
Viva
N/A 40

Special assessment rules

None

Reassessment

Task Length % of module mark
Essay/coursework
Poster
N/A 60
Oral presentation/seminar/exam
Viva
N/A 40

Module feedback

Feedback on project plan by Week 3 Summer Term.

Indicative reading

Key texts will depend upon the philosopher chosen. Texts will be recommended by project advisors.



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