Modules and Timetable 2020-21

Undergraduate Teaching Arrangements for 2020-21

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Please remember that we are still all in this together. With your help we hope everyone will have a successful and safe return to college.

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Below is a summary of timetable details and mode of teaching in Philosophy undergraduate modules for the coming academic year. (The 2020-21 MA Handbook can be found here: MA Handbook 2020-21). These are based on current social distancing guidelines (1m with face-masks in class), which are subject to change in prevailing pandemic circumstances and public health guidelines. Full details will be available on CANVAS module pages, and in course year booklets; you should also feel free to email the lecturer for any module if you require more detail.

Please note: The University remains hopeful that by the start of Semester 2, the public health situation will have become safe enough that we'll be able to deliver all modules face-to-face in classroom, so (for now) specific details on mode of delivery for Semester 2 remain under review. If, as we get closer to January, it is evident that health barriers to normal classroom teaching persist, updated information will be posted here.

 

First-Year Philosophy:

[PDF of course booklet: Philosophy 1st Year Handbook 2020-21]

  • PH1001 (Introduction to Philosophy, 1st and 2nd Semester) and PH1005 (Philosophy and Social Science: An Introduction, 1st Semester Only):
    •  Timetabled lectures: Monday 3pm (Boole 3), Wednesday 12noon (Boole 2), Thursday 10am (Boole 3)
      • In the first week (beginning 28th September), all classes and materials will be fully online, and available through Canvas.
      • Weeks 2-6: A rotation scheme will be announced so that students attend some lectures in person, and some online (in order to comply with distancing guidlines in the classrooms). 
      • Weeks 6-12: Lectures will be delivered online.
    • Tutorials: Students are required to sign up for one tutorial discussion group. These will be conducted online both syncronously, or asyncronously, depending on the group that you choose. More details--including online sign-ups--will be released via Canvas in week 1.

Second-Year Philosophy:

[PDF: Philosophy, 2nd Year Handbook 2020-21]

If you have specific questions about a modules, you should feel free to email the lecturer by clicking on their name.

First Semester:

  • PH2002 Reasoning and Argument (5 credits) – Dr. Joel Walmsley
    • Mode of Teaching: Blended (a mix of online and classroom teaching). Students will be divided into rotating groups, so that each student will be attending ONE lecture per week, and viewing the other online. There will also be additional, optional, online synchronous tutorial and Q+A sessions.
    • Tuesdays 11am-12 noon Civil Engineering Building Room G10, Thursdays 9-10am Civil Engineering Building Room G10
    • PH2002 Syllabus, 2020-21
  • PH2004 An Introduction to Political Philosophy (5 credits) – Dr. Vittorio Bufacchi
    • Mode of Teaching: Online only. A blend of synchronous meetings delivered according to the timetable, and asynchronous material made available for students to consult on their own time.
    • Mondays 11am-12 noon; Tuesdays 1-2pm
  • PH2006 Philosophy of Mind and Consciousness (5 credits) – Mr. Marten Kaas
    • Mode of Teaching: Blended (a mix of online synchronous meetings delivered according to the timetable, and classroom based teaching). 
    • Wednesdays 10-11am Aras na Laoi G18, Thursdays 10-11am Boole 1
  • PH2023 Chinese Philosophy (5 credits) – Dr. Adam Loughnane
    • Mode of Teaching: Fully online, synchronous according to published timetable.
    • Mondays 1-2pm; Wednesdays 12 noon-1pm
    • ***NB. This is a 1st Semester module, contrary to what appears on the mistaken Student Admin listing.
  • PH2033 Phenomenology and Mind (5 credits) – Dr. Alessandro Salice
    • Mode of Teaching: Online only. A mix of online synchronous meetings during timetabled slots, blended with material for students to consult on their own time.
    • Tuesdays 4-5pm; Thursdays 12 noon – 1pm
    • Schedule here: [PH2033 Schedule]
  • PH2035 Roman Political Thought: Cicero (5 credits) – Dr. Vittorio Bufacchi
    • Mode of Teaching: Online only. A blend of synchronous meetings delivered according to the timetable, and asynchronous material made available for students to consult on their own time.
    • Mondays 3-4pm; Wednesdays 1-2pm
  • PH2036 Existentialism (5 credits) - Dr. Adam Loughnane
    • Mode of Teaching: Fully online, synchronous according to published timetable.
    • Mondays 10-11am; Thursdays 4-5pm

Second Semester:

  • PH2012 Philosophy of Knowledge (5 credits) – Dr. Bengt Autzen
    • Mondays 1-2pm Aras na Laoi G18, Wednesdays 11am-12 noon Boole 6
  • PH2013 Philosophy of Art (5 credits) - Dr. Adam Loughnane
    • Tuesdays 10-11am West Wing 9, Thursdays 12 noon-1pm West Wing 9
  • PH2017 Feminist Philosophy (5 credits) – Dr. Margaret Steele
    • Tuesdays 2-3pm O’Rahilly Building Room 123 (weeks 26-27 only) room changes to O’Rahilly Building Room 212 (weeks 28-35 and 37-38 only)
    • Thursdays 3-4pm O’Rahilly Building Room 123
  • PH2018 Violence and War (5 credits) – Dr. Vittorio Bufacchi
    • Mondays 10-11am O’Rahilly Building Room 12, Wednesdays 2-3pm Boole 6
  • PH2019 Philosophy of Science (5 credits) –Dr. Bengt Autzen and Prof. Don Ross
    • Tuesdays 11am-12 noon O’Rahilly Building Room 212, Thursdays 1-2pm West Wing 5
  • PH2028 Applied Ethics (5 credits) – Dr. Cara Nine
    • Mondays 3-4pm Connolly S3, Tuesdays 1-2pm WGB-G15
  • PH2034 Capitalism and Welfare (5 credits) – Prof. Don Ross
    • Mondays 11am- 12 noon Boole 5, Thursdays 4-5pm O’Rahilly Building Room 212
  • GR2043 Ethics and Philosophical Ways of Living in Antiquity – Dr. Crystal Addey, Department of Classics – crystal.addey@ucc.ie 

Third-Year Philosophy:

[PDF: Philosophy, 3rd Year Handbook 2020-21]

If you have specific questions about a modules, you should feel free to email the lecturer by clicking on their name.

First Semester:

  • PH3002 Research Essay - Various Staff
    • To be decided by supervisors
    • Students who take PH3002 in First Semester cannot take PH3031 in Second Semester
  • PH3025 Political Philosophy in Theory and Practice - Dr Vittorio Bufacchi
    • Mode of Teaching: Online only. A blend of synchronous meetings delivered according to the timetable, and asynchronous material made available for students to consult on their own time.
    • Tuesdays 4-5pm & Thursdays 1-2pm
  • PH3042 Professional Ethics - Dr. Kian Mintz-Woo
    • Mode of Teaching: Synchronous online, according to published timetable.
    • Mon 2-3pm; Weds 11am-12 noon
  • PH3044 Construction of Social Reality - Dr. Alessandro Salice
    • Mode of Teaching: Fully online, synchronous according to published timetable.
    • Tuesdays 1-2pm; Thursdays 3-4pm
    • Schedule here: [PH3044 schedule]
  • PH3046 Philosophy of Biology - Dr. Bengt Autzen
    • Mode of Teaching: Blended (Pre-recorded lectures available on Canvas and joint discussion of study questions via MS Teams/Zoom or outdoors, if weather permits. For students with health vulnerabilities, online substitutes will be sought).
    • Mon 10-11am; Weds 1-2pm
  • PH3047 Evidence - Dr. Bengt Autzen
    • Mode of Teaching:Blended (Pre-recorded lectures available on Canvas and joint discussion of study questions via MS Teams/Zoom or outdoors, if weather permits. For students with health vulnerabilities, online substitutes will be sought).
    • Tuesdays 11am-12 noon; Wednesdays 4-5pm
  • AS3009 (10 credits) Religious and Philosophical Traditions of Korea - Dr. Kevin Cawley, Dept. of Asian Studies - K.Cawley@ucc.ie 
    • Mode of Teaching: TBD. Mon 3-5pm; Weds 11am-12 noon

Second Semester:

  • PH3031 Research Essay 2 - Various Staff
    • To be decided by staff
    • Students who take PH3002 in First Semester cannot take PH3031 in Second Semester
  • PH3045 Home, Identity and Displacement - Dr. Cara Nine
    • Weds 12 noon-1pm WW9; Thurs 1-2pm Boole 5
  • PH3048 Moral Philosophy in Theory and Practice - Dr. Kian Mintz-Woo
    • Wednesdays 10-11am Boole 6; Thursdays 3-4pm ORB-212
  • PH3110 Human Nature and Free Will - Dr. Joel Walmsley
    • Mon 4-5pm WGB-G18; Tues 12 noon -1pm FSB-322

 

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