PPMEPS-Seminar Presentation

Module Provider: Philosophy
Number of credits: 10 [5 ECTS credits]
Level:7
Terms in which taught: Spring term module
Pre-requisites:
Non-modular pre-requisites:
Co-requisites:
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 Ethics and Political Theory
  • to enable you to discuss research issues with practising researchers, and to make you aware of current research in Ethics and Political Theory
  • 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 Ethics and Political Theory
  • to enable you to discuss research issues with practising researchers, and to make you aware of current research in Ethics and Political Theory
  • 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 Ethics or Political Theory 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 Ethics or Political Theory including the following:

Cognitivism and Non-Cognitivism
Naturalist and Non-naturalist Moral Realism
Externalist and Internalist views of normative reasons
Consequentialism, Deontology, and Contractualism
Pluralist Intuitionism
Virtue Ethics and Particularism
Natural Law
Thomas Hobbes
J. S. Mill
John Rawls
Karl Marx
Liberalism and Individual Rights
Conservatism
Anarchism
Distributive Justice within or across States, or between Generations
Moral Responsibility and Retributive Justice
Justice and Gender
Multiculturalism
Animal Ethics
Environmental Ethics
Human Rights and Sovereignty
War, Terrorism, and Security
Jurisprudence
History and Political Theory
Analytical Marxism

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 Ethics and Political Theory seminar

Formative assessment methods:
Discussions with supervisor.
Practice presentations evaluted 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):
1) Required text books:
2) Specialist equipment or materials:
3) Specialist clothing, footwear or headgear:
4) Printing and binding:
5) Computers and devices with a particular specification:
6) Travel, accommodation and subsistence:

Last updated: 20 January 2017

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