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Basic Course in Practical Philosophy , 30 ECTS Credits
COURSE CATEGORY   Fristående kurs
MAIN FIELD OF STUDY   Practical Philosophy - PFA
SUBJECT AREA   Philosophy - F12
  COURSE CODE   718G01
On completion of the course, the student should be able to
- describe the main fields of study in practical philosophy
- define and use the key concepts of practical philosophy
- apply basic concepts of logic and argumentation analysis
- account for fundamental features of the history of philosophy with a specialisation in practical philosophical problems
- account for the central parts of one of the classical texts of practical philosophy and critically discuss these
- account for, apply and critically discuss basic normative and meta-ethical theories
- account for and discuss problems and methods in a speciality of practical philosophy
- discuss philosophical questions in a clarifying and objective way by means of common philosophical tools, both orally and in writing
Instrumental Course, 7.5 HE credits
In this module, the student is trained to use the analytical tools used in philosophy in reading of practical-philosophical texts. It also constitutes a general introduction to the subject, and to philosophical studies in general. Basic propositional logic is studied and exercised, as are basic methods and concepts of argumentation analysis. The argumentation analysis is focused on taking positions in normative questions.

The History of Practical Philosophy, 7.5 HE credits
Den praktiska filosofins historia
In the course, the student's work should lead to gaining an overview of the history of philosophy with specific focus on an orientation in the history of moral philosophy. In parallel with the lectures, original texts are processed, generally in the form of the anthology excerpts in seminars.

Moral Philosophy, 6 HE credits
The work in this course consists of systematising the most common normative systems of morality, their basic assumptions and the description of their structure. The course also covers theories, values and norms from a meta-ethical perspective.

Classics of Practical Philosophy, 3 HE credits
Den praktiska filosofins klassiker
In this course, the students should become familiar with some larger classical texts in practical philosophy.

Specialization, 6 HE credits
The course focuses on one of the practical philosophy fields outside moral philosophy. At each course date, the students may decide between philosophical aesthetics and, for example, philosophy of law, philosophy of religion or social philosophy. Information about the current choices are given before each course date.

Philosophical Writing, 0 HE credits
Filosofiskt skrivande
The course includes exercises in presentation and discussion of philosophical theories and arguments through active participation in a discussion forum. The course runs in parallel with other modules.
The course work mainly consists of independent literature studies. In addition, teaching is given in the form of lectures, seminars and exercises, as well as discussion assignments on an Internet forum. Teacher-supervised exercises are intended to connect to the practical assignments that the student independently work with in addition to the reading. The seminar sessions are compulsory and in all cases imply work that should be carried out in advance. The discussion assignments are compulsory and intended to supplement other course parts by increasing the ability and the experience to express and discuss philosophical thoughts in writing.
The courses are examined through individual written examination, take-home examination, oral examination, active participation in the seminars and active participation in the discussion forum.

Students failing an exam covering either the entire course or part of the course two times are entitled to have a new examiner appointed for the reexamination.

Students who have passed an examination may not retake it in order to improve their grades.

A grade of Pass with Credit, Pass or Fail is given for the course
Course certificate is issued by the Faculty Board on request. The Department provides a special form which should be submitted to the Student Affairs Division.
The course literature is decided upon by the department in question.
Planning and implementation of a course must take its starting point in the wording of the syllabus. The course evaluation included in each course must therefore take up the question how well the course agrees with the syllabus.

The course is carried out in such a way that both men´s and women´s experience and knowledge is made visible and developed.
Basic Course in Practical Philosophy
Praktisk filosofi 1, grundkurs
Department responsible
for the course or equivalent:
IKK - Department of Culture and Communication
Registrar No: 127/07-41   Course Code: 718G01      
    Exam codes: see Local Computer System      
Subject/Subject Area : Practical Philosophy - PFA          
Level   Education level     Subject Area Code   Field of Education  
G1X   Basic level     PFA   HU  
The syllabus was approved by the Board of Faculty of Arts and Science 2007-03-16
Latest revision 2011-03-16