Postgraduate Module Descriptor

PHLM007: Current Issues in Mind and Cognition

This module descriptor refers to the 2020/1 academic year.

Module Content

Syllabus Plan

Whilst the module’s precise content may vary from year to year, it is envisaged that the syllabus will cover some or all of the following topics:

  • Perception and the senses
  • Phenomenology
  • The philosophy of psychology and psychiatry
  • Emotion & affectivity
  • The metaphysics of mind

Learning and Teaching

This table provides an overview of how your hours of study for this module are allocated:

Scheduled Learning and Teaching ActivitiesGuided independent studyPlacement / study abroad

...and this table provides a more detailed breakdown of the hours allocated to various study activities:

CategoryHours of study timeDescription
Scheduled Learning and Teaching Activity2211 x 2 hour seminars. The module will be taught as a series of two-hour seminars, organised around open-ended discussion of pre-assigned readings.
Guided Independent Study6611 x 6 hours for seminar readings
Guided Independent Study12Preparation of seminar presentation
Guided Independent Study100Reading for and writing of essay 1
Guided Independent Study100Reading for and writing of essay 2

Online Resources

This module has online resources available via ELE (the Exeter Learning Environment).