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Beginning Philosophy (Online Only) - PHI00012C

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  • Department: Philosophy
  • Module co-ordinator: Dr. David Worsley
  • Credit value: Information currently unavailable
  • Credit level: C
  • Academic year of delivery: 2022-23

Module summary

Students take this module not as part of their progression requirement but only as a prerequisite for Level 5 Philosophy modules. The module is zero credited.

Module will run

Occurrence Teaching cycle
A Autumn Term 2022-23 to Spring Term 2022-23

Module aims

The module aims to help first year students develop the academic skills needed to study philosophy at university, and optional (but recommended) lectures introduce them to a range of philosophical topics.

Module learning outcomes

Students who complete the module satisfactorily will have developed skills in reading and writing philosophy, and in critical thinking.

Module content

The module will be taught primarily online via the VLE. There are additional, optional lectures that it is recommended that students attend. The online element will be assessed online by multiple-choice questions.


Task Length % of module mark
Multiple Choice Tests
N/A 100

Special assessment rules


Additional assessment information

The module is worth zero credits. Completion of the online tasks is a procedural requirement but the marks are not used in the calculation of the overall mark for Year 1.


Task Length % of module mark
Multiple Choice Tests
N/A 100

Module feedback

Online feedback of results for multiple-choice tests. Advice available from module tutor.

Indicative reading

None. The online module includes advice on suitable reading.

The information on this page is indicative of the module that is currently on offer. The University is constantly exploring ways to enhance and improve its degree programmes and therefore reserves the right to make variations to the content and method of delivery of modules, and to discontinue modules, if such action is reasonably considered to be necessary by the University. Where appropriate, the University will notify and consult with affected students in advance about any changes that are required in line with the University's policy on the Approval of Modifications to Existing Taught Programmes of Study.