Modules

AY 2018-19 Graduate Modules

The graduate modules offered in AY 2018-2019 are listed below. Please access the individual IVLE course pages for more details, and plan your modules using the following tools:



Semester 1

PH5660 Independent Study


Modular Credits: 4; Workload: 0-0-0-0-10; Prerequisite(s): Offered to Graduate students only and admission of others by permission of instructor.; Preclusion(s): Nil; Cross-listing(s): Nil

Description:

Independent research plays an important role in graduate education. The Independent Study Module is designed to enable the student to explore an approved topic in Philosophy in depth. The student should approach a lecturer to work out an agreed topic, readings, and assignments for the module. A formal, written agreement is to be drawn up, giving a clear account of the topic, programme of study, assignments, evaluation, and other pertinent details. Head’s and/or Graduate Coordinator’s approval of the written agreement is required. Regular meetings and reports are expected. Evaluation is based on 100% Continuous Assessment and must be worked out between the student and the lecturer prior to seeking departmental approval. Sub-area(s): NA

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PH6210 Topics In History Of Western Philosophy

by QU Hsueh Ming


Modular Credits: 4; Workload: 0-3-0-0-7; Prerequisite(s): Offered to Graduate students only and admission of others by permission of instructor.; Preclusion(s): Nil; Cross-listing(s): Nil

Description:

The module will intensively examine a historical period in Western Philosophy. Historical traditions that may be studied may include (but is not restricted to) Greek Philosophy, Medieval Philosophy, Early Modern Philosophy, Twentieth-Century Analytic Philosophy, and Twentieth Century Continental Philosophy. The module will especially attend to the major philosophical problems that define each of these historical frameworks. The relations between the major thinkers of the period under consideration will be profiled. Sub-area(s): History of Philosophy

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PH6660 Independent Study


Modular Credits: 4; Workload: 0-0-0-0-10; Prerequisite(s): Offered to Graduate students only and admission of others by permission of instructor.; Preclusion(s): Nil; Cross-listing(s): Nil

Description:

Independent research plays an important role in graduate education. The Independent Study Module is designed to enable the student to explore an approved topic in Philosophy in depth. The student should approach a lecturer to work out an agreed topic, readings, and assignments for the module. A formal, written agreement is to be drawn up, giving a clear account of the topic, programme of study, assignments, evaluation, and other pertinent details. Head’s and/or Graduate Coordinator’s approval of the written agreement is required. Regular meetings and reports are expected. Evaluation is based on 100% Continuous Assessment and must be worked out between the student and the lecturer prior to seeking departmental approval. Sub-area(s): NA

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PH4240/PH6760 Philosophical Topics

by Ben BLUMSON


Modular Credits: 4; Workload: 0-3-0-0-7; Prerequisite(s): Offered to Graduate students only and admission of others by permission of instructor; Preclusion(s): Nil; Cross-listing(s): Nil

Description:

The module will study a topic in various areas of philosophy, ethics, metaphysics, epistemology, aesthetics, political philosophy, a topic that crosses area boundaries. An example might be “Theories of Human Nature”. The module might approach the topic from within the perspective of one philosophical school or from a comparative perspective that examines the views of more than one philosophical school, eastern or western. Sub-area(s): Variable

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PH6770 Graduate Research Seminar

by Robert BEDDOR, Ben BLUMSON, LOY Hui Chieh, Michael PELCZAR, PODGORSKI Abelard


Modular Credits: 4; Workload: 0-3-0-0-7; Prerequisite(s): Offered to Graduate students only and admission of others by permission of instructor.; Preclusion(s): Nil; Cross-listing(s): Nil

Description:

This is a required module for all research Masters and Ph.D. students admitted from AY2004/05. The module provides a forum for students and faculty to share their research and to engage one another critically in discussion of their current research projects. The module will include presentations by faculty on research ethics and dissertation writing. Each student is required to present a formal research paper. Active participation in all research presentations is expected. The module may be spread over two semesters and will be graded “Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory” on the basis of student presentation and participation. Sub-area(s): NA

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Semester 2

PH5660 Independent Study


Modular Credits: 4; Workload: 0-0-0-0-10; Prerequisite(s): Offered to Graduate students only and admission of others by permission of instructor.; Preclusion(s): Nil; Cross-listing(s): Nil

Description:

Independent research plays an important role in graduate education. The Independent Study Module is designed to enable the student to explore an approved topic in Philosophy in depth. The student should approach a lecturer to work out an agreed topic, readings, and assignments for the module. A formal, written agreement is to be drawn up, giving a clear account of the topic, programme of study, assignments, evaluation, and other pertinent details. Head’s and/or Graduate Coordinator’s approval of the written agreement is required. Regular meetings and reports are expected. Evaluation is based on 100% Continuous Assessment and must be worked out between the student and the lecturer prior to seeking departmental approval. Sub-area(s): NA

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PH6320 Traditions in Asian Philosophy

by LOY Hui Chieh


Modular Credits: 4 ; Workload: 0-3-0-0-7 ; Prerequisite(s): ; Preclusion(s): Nil ; Cross-listing(s):

Description:

Description: The module will intensively examine philosophical traditions from the histories of Chinese or Indian Philosophy. Traditions may include (but is not restricted to) Confucianism, Taoism, neo-Confucianism, Legalism from Chinese Philosophy and Vedanta, Indian Buddhism, Nyaya, modern Indian philosophy from the Indian tradition. The emphasis will be on the building of a solid foundation in the philosophical grammar of a non-Western philosophical tradition.

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PH6540 Topics in Analytic Philosophy

by Robert BEDDOR


Modular Credits: 4; Workload: 0-3-0-0-7; Prerequisite(s): Offered to Graduate students only and admission of others by permission of instructor; Preclusion(s): Nil; Cross-listing(s): Nil

Description:

The module is designed to provide an intensive grounding in one of the major areas in contemporary Analytic Philosophy. The module will consider philosophy of language, philosophy of mind, epistemology, or metaphysics. Other topics from the analytic tradition or a combination of more than one topic may also be considered under exceptional circumstances. Focus will be on contemporary issues and problems currently engaging the philosophers belonging to the analytic tradition. Sub-area(s): Metaphysics, Epistemology, Mind, Language

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PH6660 Independent Study


Modular Credits: 4; Workload: 0-0-0-0-10; Prerequisite(s): Offered to Graduate students only and admission of others by permission of instructor.; Preclusion(s): Nil; Cross-listing(s): Nil

Description:

Independent research plays an important role in graduate education. The Independent Study Module is designed to enable the student to explore an approved topic in Philosophy in depth. The student should approach a lecturer to work out an agreed topic, readings, and assignments for the module. A formal, written agreement is to be drawn up, giving a clear account of the topic, programme of study, assignments, evaluation, and other pertinent details. Head’s and/or Graduate Coordinator’s approval of the written agreement is required. Regular meetings and reports are expected. Evaluation is based on 100% Continuous Assessment and must be worked out between the student and the lecturer prior to seeking departmental approval. Sub-area(s): NA

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PH6770 Graduate Research Seminar

by Robert BEDDOR, Ben BLUMSON, LOY Hui Chieh, Michael PELCZAR, PODGORSKI Abelard


Modular Credits: 4; Workload: 0-3-0-0-7; Prerequisite(s): Offered to Graduate students only and admission of others by permission of instructor.; Preclusion(s): Nil; Cross-listing(s): Nil

Description:

This is a required module for all research Masters and Ph.D. students admitted from AY2004/05. The module provides a forum for students and faculty to share their research and to engage one another critically in discussion of their current research projects. The module will include presentations by faculty on research ethics and dissertation writing. Each student is required to present a formal research paper. Active participation in all research presentations is expected. The module may be spread over two semesters and will be graded “Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory” on the basis of student presentation and participation. Sub-area(s): NA

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