PPMSP-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:
Current from: 2019/0

Module Convenor: Dr Severin Schroeder

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

Type of module:

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
       
Total hours for module 100

Summative Assessment Methods:
Method Percentage
Oral assessment and presentation 100

Summative assessment- Examinations:

Summative assessment- Coursework and in-class tests:
An oral presentation to the MRes seminar (10 credits)

Formative assessment methods:

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

Assessment requirements for a pass:
50%

Reassessment arrangements:
By arrangement with Programme Director.

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: 10 April 2019

THE INFORMATION CONTAINED IN THIS MODULE DESCRIPTION DOES NOT FORM ANY PART OF A STUDENT'S CONTRACT.

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