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 second semester.

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Below is a summary of timetable details and mode of teaching in Philosophy undergraduate modules for the coming semester. (The 2020-21 MA Handbook can be found here: MA Handbook 2020-21). These are based on current university policies, 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.

 

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):
    • Update: In the second semester, lecture material will continue to be delivered fully online, asynchronously, using Canvas and Panopto. Specific details will be conveyed to students as the term progresses.
    • Tutorials: Students are required to sign up for one tutorial discussion group. In the second semester, these will continue to be conducted online both syncronously, or asyncronously, depending on the group that you chose.

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.

Second Semester:

  • PH2012 Philosophy of Knowledge (5 credits) – Dr. Bengt Autzen
    • Mode of Teaching: Each week there will be a pre-recorded lecture for students to consult on their own time. The lecture will be supplemented with a live online group discussion (MS Teams) on Wednesday 11am-12 noon to go through previously assigned study questions.
    • Mondays 1-2pm, Wednesdays 11am-12noon
  • PH2013 Philosophy of Art (5 credits) - Dr. Adam Loughnane
    • Mode of Teaching: Fully online (MS Teams) and synchronous according to published timetable
    • Tuesdays 10-11am, Thursdays 12 noon-1pm
  • PH2017 Feminist Philosophy (5 credits) – Dr. Valeria Venditti
    • 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 2-3pm, Thursdays 3-4pm
  • PH2018 Violence and War (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 10-11am, Wednesdays 2-3pm
  • PH2019 Philosophy of Science (5 credits) –Dr. Bengt Autzen and Prof. Don Ross
    • 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 11am-12 noon, Thursdays 1-2pm
  • PH2028 Applied Ethics (5 credits) – Dr. Cara Nine
    • 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, Tuesdays 1-2pm
  • PH2032: Introduction to Ethics (5 credits: open to Social Science and Visiting Students only) - Dr. Mags Steele
    • Mode of TeachingA blend of synchronous meetings delivered on Teams according to the timetable, and asynchronous material made available for students to consult on their own time.
    • Tuesdays 3-4pm, Thursdays 4-5pm
  • PH2034 Capitalism and Welfare (5 credits) – Prof. Don Ross
    • Mode of Teaching: Online and synchronous (using Zoom) according to published timetable, together with readings and slides for students to review on their own time.
    • Mondays 11am- 12, Thursdays 4-5pm
  • 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.

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
  • PH3035 Mind and Machine - Dr. Joel Walmsley
    • Mode of Teaching: Online only. A 50:50 split between synchronous meetings delivered according to the timetable using Google Meet, and asynchronous material made available for students to consult on their own time. Synchronous classes will also be recorded and posted to Canvas.
    • Mon 12-1, Tuesday 2-3
  • PH3039 Japanese Philosophy - Dr. Adam Loughnane
    • Mode of Teaching: Fully online (MS Teams) and synchronous according to published timetable
    • Mon 10-11, Weds 9-10
  • PH3041 Moral Psychology 2 - 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.
    • Weds 1-2pm; Thurs 10-11am 
  • PH3045 Home, Identity and Displacement - Dr. Cara Nine
    • 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.
    • Weds 12 noon-1pm; Thurs 1-2pm
  • PH3048 Moral Philosophy in Theory and Practice - Dr. Kian Mintz-Woo
    • Mode of Teaching: Online only. Fully synchronous meetings delivered according to the timetable via Zoom (Wednesday sessions lectures and Thursday sessions discussion/activity/breakout rooms).
    • Wednesdays 10-11am; Thursdays 3-4pm
  • PH3110 Human Nature and Free Will - Dr. Joel Walmsley
    • Mode of Teaching: Online only. A 50:50 split between synchronous meetings delivered according to the timetable using Google Meet, and asynchronous material made available for students to consult on their own time. Synchronous classes will also be recorded and posted to Canvas.
    • Mon 4-5pm; Tues 12 noon -1pm
  • PH3111 Philosophy of Language - 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.
    • Tues 4-5pm; Thurs 11am-12noon

 

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