PPM40-Seminar presentation

Module Provider: Philosophy
Number of credits: 10 [5 ECTS credits]
Level:7
Terms in which taught: Spring term module
Pre-requisites: PPM10 Essay Module 1 PPM15 Essay module 2
Non-modular pre-requisites:
Co-requisites: PPM20 Essay module 3
Modules excluded:
Module version for: 2016/7

Module Convenor: Dr Severin Schroeder

Email: s.j.schroeder@reading.ac.uk

Summary module description:

  • to build on your undergraduate studies, deepening your knowledge and understanding of a chosen topic in Philosophy * to enable you to discuss research issues with practising researchers, and to make you aware of current research in Philosophy * to develop your research skills and prepare you, where appropriate, for research degrees.

Aims:

  • to build on your undergraduate studies, deepening your knowledge and understanding of a chosen topic in Philosophy
  • to enable you to discuss research issues with practising researchers, and to make you aware of current research in Philosophy
  • to develop your research skills and prepare you, where appropriate, for research degrees.

Assessable learning outcomes:

  • to have engaged in specialized study of a specific topic in Philosophy and be acquainted with recent research on this topic
  • to have developed research skills, especially the ability to plan and present a fluent and structured oral presentation, explaining material to staff and students who may or may not have extensive familiarity with the topic

Additional outcomes:

Outline content:
Individual supervision on a topic in Philosophy including the following:
Philosophy of Mind
Epistemology
Metaphysics
Philosophy of Science
Wittgenstein
Philosophy of Language
Continental Philosophy
Ethics
Aesthetics
Philosophy of Law
Early Modern Philosophy
Political Philosophy
Philosophy of Religion
Philosophy of Religion
Kant
Plato and Aristotle

Brief description of teaching and learning methods:
Teaching is primarily by means of individual supervision, supplemented by classes according to student interest and staff research activity.

Contact hours:
  Autumn Spring Summer
Tutorials 3
Guided independent study 97
       
Total hours by term 100.00
       
Total hours for module 100.00

Summative Assessment Methods:
Method Percentage
Oral assessment and presentation 100

Other information on summative assessment:
An Oral presentation to the MA Seminar.

Formative assessment methods:
Evaluation of practice seminar presentation by seminar convenor.

Penalties for late submission:
Penalties for late submission on this module are in accordance with the University policy. Please refer to page 5 of the Postgraduate Guide to Assessment for further information: http://www.reading.ac.uk/internal/exams/student/exa-guidePG.aspx

Length of examination:
n/a

Requirements for a pass:
50%

Reassessment arrangements:

Additional Costs (specified where applicable):
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4) Printing and binding:
5) Computers and devices with a particular specification:
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Last updated: 21 December 2016

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