PH2807: Social Philosophy

Credit Weighting: 5
No. of Students: Min 20, Max 40.
Pre-requisite(s): None
Co-requisite(s): None
Teaching Period(s): Semesters 1 or 2 or 3. (semester details for this module will be confirmed at the start of the programme).
Teaching Methods: 7 x 3hr(s) Lectures; 1 x 3hr(s) Tutorials; 76hr(s) Other (self-directed learning)
Module Co-ordinator: Dr Séamus O Tuama, Centre for Adult Continuing Education.
Lecturer(s): Staff, Department of Philosophy, as appropriate; Staff, Centre for Adult Continuing Education.
Module Objective: To introduce students to the field of philosophy and to some of the styles or methods currently used by philosophers.
Module Content: Introduction to some key areas in philosophy, including philosophy of mind, ethics and metaphysics.
Learning Outcome: On successful completion of this module, students should be able to:
  • Define key terms and questions in Social Philosophy.
  • Recognise and formulate arguments concerning concepts in philosophy.
  • Describe and contrast major philosophical positions.
  • Apply philosophical terms to problems in different philosophical areas.
  • Analyse philosophical questions and arguments.
  • Assess and criticise major philosophical positions in reference to their possible application and consequences.
Assessment: Total Marks 100: Continuous Assessment 100 marks (1 x 2,000 word written assignment).
Compulsory Elements: Continuous Assessment.
Penalties (for late submission of course/project work etc.): Where work is submitted up to and including 7 days late, 5% of the total marks available shall be deducted from the mark achieved. Where work is submitted up to and including 14 days late, 10% of the total marks available shall be deducted from the mark achieved. Work submitted 15 days late or more shall be assigned a mark of zero.
Pass Standard and any Special Requirements for Passing Module: 40%.
End of Year Written Examination Profile: No Formal Written Examination.
Requirements for Supplemental Examination: Marks in passed element(s) of Continuous Assessment are carried forward, Failed element(s) of Continuous Assessment must be repeated (as prescribed by the module coordinator).

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