Studying Philosophy will expose you to the most important philosophical ideas,thinkers and frameworks Â– ancient and modern, western and eastern Â– enabling you to address contemporary problems in a globalised context.
In a friendly and supportive environment, you will learn to master complex material and apply itto concrete problems, to develop cogent and clear arguments and present them in professionalcontexts.
Philosophy at UCC has particular strengths in moral/political philosophy, as well as in philosophy of mind/action. Its greatest strength, however, is its commitment to pluralism, which combinesthese fields with research and teaching in Aesthetics, European Philosophy, Analytic Philosophy ofMind and Science, Analytic Metaphysics and Action Theory, Comparative Philosophy as well as Moral Philosophy.
The commitment to pluralism is coupled with an equally strong commitment to interdisciplinarity.
PH1001 Introduction to Philosophy (15 credits): This will cover the majority (but not all) of the following areas:
- Ethics and Political Philosophy
- Philosophy of Mind
Year 2 Modules:
You will choose from a variety of courses, although one module is mandatory: Reasoning and Argument
Reasoning and Argument; History of Philosophy
Political Philosophy; Philosophy of Mind, Knowledge and Reality; Philosophy of Art; Models of Democracy; Philosophy of Science; Applied Ethics; Agency & Rationality; Chinese Philosophy; Japanese Philosophy
Year 3 Modules:
You will once again choose from a variety of courses, including the option of completing an extended essay under the close supervision of one member of the teaching staff.
See the College Calendar for additional information on the programme and the Book of Modulesfor further information on modules.
Course Code: CK101, CK108
Course Title: Arts
Subject Title: Philosophy
College: Arts, Celtic Studies and Social Sciences
Teaching Mode: Full-time
Qualifications: BA (Hons)
NFQ Level: Level 8
Costs: Full-time EU/EEA/Swiss State undergraduate students may be exempt from paying tuition fees. The State will pay the tuition fees for students who satisfy the Free Fees Criteria. In 2016/17 the Student Contribution Charge will be EUR 3,000 and the Capitation Fee will be EUR 165.
2017 Entry Requirements: Refer to CK101 and CK108
Entry Points: CK101: 350 in 2015. CK108: 475 in 2015
Expected lecture hours:In Year 1 you will have three hours of lectures a week, plus one hour of tutorials. In Years 2 and 3 all modules are two hours per week.
Expected reading hours:You will be expected to read somewhere in the region of 25 to 35pages per week per module.
Written exams will take place at the end of each semester. Not all modules will have formal examinations. Many modules use other types of assessment including in-class tests, attendanceand participation during tutorials etc.
In Years 2 and 3, all courses are assessed by a mix of continuous assessment (i.e. essays) andexam. The exam will be either at the end of the first semester, or at the end of the academicyear.
Refer to CK101and CK108. Students choose Arts subjects when registering for first year.
Further Contact Information
T: +353 (0)21 490 2588
Dr Vittorio Bufacchi
Head of Department
T: +353 (0)21 490 2354