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PH454J: GLOBAL JUSTICE (2017-2018)

Last modified: 16 Aug 2017 15:37


Course Overview

In this course we examine a range of authors and texts in political philosophy, both historical and contemporary, and from both the Anglo-American and continental traditions. Taking a different author and approach each week, we will address topics such as justice, freedom, inequality, citizenship, rights, conflict, and power, and use these discussions to think critically about today’s political problems and political landscape. Assessment is based on a project that students develop over the course of the semester.

Course Details

Study Type Undergraduate Level 4
Session Second Sub Session Credit Points 30 credits (15 ECTS credits)
Campus None. Sustained Study No
Co-ordinators
  • Dr Beth Lord

What courses & programmes must have been taken before this course?

  • Either Programme Level 4 or Programme Level 5
  • Any Undergraduate Programme (Studied)

What other courses must be taken with this course?

None.

What courses cannot be taken with this course?

Are there a limited number of places available?

No

Course Description

In this course we examine a range of authors and texts in political philosophy, both historical and contemporary, and from both the Anglo-American and continental traditions. Taking a different author and approach each week, we will address topics such as justice, freedom, inequality, citizenship, rights, conflict, and power, and use these discussions to think critically about today’s political problems and political landscape. Assessment is based on a project that students develop over the course of the semester.

 

Degree Programmes for which this Course is Prescribed

None.

Contact Teaching Time

33 hours

This is the total time spent in lectures, tutorials and other class teaching.

Teaching Breakdown


Assessment

 

  • 10% Project outline (approx. 1000 words)
  • 60% Project essay of 3500 words
  • 20% Presentation (approx. 15 minutes)
  • 10% Reflective journal (approx. 1500 words)

 

Formative Assessment

Feedback on essays; individually arranged conversation during office hours/appointment.

Feedback

On essay and marking sheet; office hour/appointment.

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