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Doing Philosophy (PH122-12)

Programme content

This module uses a problem-based learning approach to foster the development of reading, presentation and essay writing skills. Students are assigned to small tutorial groups, each of which meets the module tutor for one hour per week to present and discuss the results of self-directed work. Over the course of the term, students typically work on three key topics in philosophy. They will be given tasks such as finding relevant literature in the library, defining key concepts, identifying patterns of argument, preparing essay plans, giving oral presentations. Assessment for this module will be based on student essays.

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Sample reading list (PDF Document)

Topics covered


Timing and CATS

This module runs in the Spring Term and is only for students studying Philosophy or Philosophy with Psychology/Classics degrees. It is worth 12 CATS.