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PH338 - Principles of Political Economy: Philosophy & Politics

  • Module code: PH338
  • Module name: Principles of Political Economy: Philosophy & Politics
  • Department: Philosophy
  • Credit: 15

Content and teaching | Assessment | Availability

Module content and teaching

Principal aims

This module focuses on central debates and theories in international, intergenerational and environmental justice. Topics addressed include global poverty and egalitarianism; theories of intergenerational justice; science, ethics and impacts of climate change; the Kyoto Protocol; and overpopulation. Module outline: Global Justice; Global Justice and International Legitimacy; International legitimacy; Population; Justice Between Generations; The Non-identity Problem; Climate Change: Science, Impacts, and Ethics; Climate Change: Politics and Policy; Discussion and Conclusions.

Principal learning outcomes

By the end of the module you should be able to: Comprehend and critically analyse complex arguments from the literature of contemporary political theory, international ethics and environmental policy; Provide an account of your considered judgements about the issues discussed, taking account of a variety opposing arguments and perspectives; Think rigorously and independently about the relevant issues; Construct your own sustained argument about the issues covered, and defend it against sceptics, using arguments from other disciplines where appropriate; Apply themes from the course to topical social and political issues to aid your general understanding.

Timetabled teaching activities

Normally runs in the Autumn term. Weekly 2 hour Lectures and 1 hour seminars.

Departmental link

http://www.go.warwick.ac.uk/ph338

Other essential notes

"Students are required to prepare for and attend all lectures and seminars and to participate in classroom discussions."

Module assessment

Assessment group Assessment name Percentage
15 CATS (Module code: PH338-15)
D (Assessed/examined work) Assessed Course Work 15%
Examination - Main Summer Exam Period (weeks 4-9) 85%
Assessed Course Work 100%

Module availability

This module is available on the following courses:

Core

N/A

Optional Core
  • Undergraduate Philosophy, Politics and Economics (with Intercalated year) (V7MH) - Year 4
  • Undergraduate Philosophy, Politics and Economics (with Intercalated year) (V7MI) - Year 4
  • Undergraduate Philosophy, Politics and Economics (with Intercalated year) (V7MJ) - Year 4
Optional
  • Undergraduate Philosophy, Politics and Economics (with Intercalated year) (V7MF) - Year 4
  • Undergraduate Philosophy, Politics and Economics (with Intercalated year) (V7MG) - Year 4
  • Undergraduate Philosophy, Politics and Economics (with Intercalated year) (V7MH) - Year 4
  • Undergraduate Philosophy, Politics and Economics (with Intercalated year) (V7MI) - Year 4
  • Undergraduate Philosophy, Politics and Economics (with Intercalated year) (V7MJ) - Year 4
  • Undergraduate Philosophy, Politics and Economics (V7ML) - Year 3
  • Undergraduate Philosophy, Politics and Economics (with Intercalated year) (V7MM) - Year 4
  • Undergraduate Philosophy, Politics and Economics (V7MP) - Year 3
  • Undergraduate Philosophy, Politics and Economics (with Intercalated year) (V7MQ) - Year 4
  • Undergraduate Philosophy, Politics and Economics (V7MR) - Year 3
  • Undergraduate Philosophy, Politics and Economics (V7MR) - Year 4
  • Undergraduate Philosophy, Politics and Economics (with Intercalated year) (V7MS) - Year 4