Teaching and assessment

for Philosophy with French MA (Hons)

Date of entry

September 2020

Teaching

For most philosophy modules at Levels 1 and 2 you will attend two lectures and one tutorial in each week. This may vary at Levels 3 and 4 where you may have one lecture and more small working groups or seminars per week.

For the philosophy lectures you will be introduced to the major themes and topics of a philosopher or philosophical problem. For the tutorials you will question and develop your own world views, construct arguments to defend them, and put together projects in small groups to illustrate them.

You will also engage in independent reading and research, with specially designed worksheets and assignments to help you to do this most effectively.

The French modules at Levels 1 and 2 have four hours of tutorials each week. At Levels 3 and 4 this changes to two hours of language tutorial each week, plus 10 hours of lectures / seminars on French film, culture and society across each year.

In addition to language classes, you must attend regular film screenings.

Assessment

Assessments are carried out by coursework and exams and vary in type and weighting from module to module.

Assessments for philosophy modules include:

  • essays
  • tutorial performance
  • exams
  • online journals and discussions

Assessments for French modules can include:

  • oral presentations and exams
  • written assessments and exams
  • grammar tests
  • listening tests
  • projects

At Level 4 you will apply the skills you have learned by writing a dissertation on a topic of your own choice.

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This list should give you a good idea of which modules you can take, however it may change before you begin your course, and may not show all available modules.

Modules

In Levels 1 and 2 you'll also study additional humanities or social science subjects, such as English, politics or psychology, for example.

Optional Modules

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Optional Modules

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Core Modules

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Optional Modules

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Core Modules

These modules are an essential part of your course.

Optional Modules

You need to choose one or more of these modules as part of your course.

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