Undergraduate Module Descriptor

PHL3025A: Philosophical Readings 4

This module descriptor refers to the 2019/0 academic year.

Module Aims

This module will familiarise you with Martin Heidegger's Being and Time, one of the most important and trend-setting texts of the twentieth century and two of the most influential essays of his later work. Through careful and detailed study of these texts, supplemented by secondary sources, and in depth class discussions, you will enhance your familiarity with the fundamental techniques required to read, understand and critically engage with a philosophical text.

Intended Learning Outcomes (ILOs)

This module's assessment will evaluate your achievement of the ILOs listed here – you will see reference to these ILO numbers in the details of the assessment for this module.

On successfully completing the programme you will be able to:
Module-Specific Skills1. engage in in-depth analysis of a text, and reasoning about abstract matters.
2. demonstrate comprehensive and critical understanding of the historical and social context of production of the philosophical book;
3. question/criticise the text’s approach from different perspectives;
Discipline-Specific Skills4. critically analyse philosophical arguments;
5. reason about the abstract and concrete problems addressed in texts;
6. write well-argued essays using appropriate philosophical arguments and language;
Personal and Key Skills7. construct and evaluate arguments;
8. formulate and express ideas at different levels of abstraction; and
9. assess, analyse, discuss, and criticise the views of others.