Programme Description

Programme Description



University of Malta

Faculty of Arts

Philosophy (Joint Area)

(for courses commencing October 2020)

YEAR ONE

Semester 1

Compulsory Units (All students must register for this/these unit/s)

PHI1001 History of Philosophy: (a) Ancient Philosophy and (b) Medieval Philosophy 4 ECTS (NC)
PHI1014 Political Philosophy 4 ECTS
PHI1028 Philosophical Practice 2 ECTS
PHI1090 Philosophy: Tools and Problems 4 ECTS




Semester 2

Compulsory Units (All students must register for this/these unit/s)

PHI1006 History of Philosophy: (a) Modern Philosophy and (b) Contemporary Philosophy 4 ECTS (NC)
PHI1016 Philosophy of Perception 4 ECTS
PHI1017 Ethics 1 and 2 4 ECTS




Requirement for regular progression to Year 2:
26 ECTS credits in Philosophy
26 ECTS credits in the other area
8 ECTS credits in optional study-units

Total credits for this year: 60 ECTS credits

YEAR TWO

In addition to the compulsory study-units, students are required to choose study-units to the value of 12 ECTS credits from the elective study-units on offer during the year.


Semester 1

Compulsory Units (All students must register for this/these unit/s)

PHI2120 Metaphysics 1: Ontology 4 ECTS

Elective Units Elective units are offered subject to availability and time-table constraints.

PHI2002 The Philosophy of Mind: (a) An Introduction to the Philosophy of Mind; (b) A Contemporary Theory of Mind - John McDowell 4 ECTS
PHI2005 Philosophy of Religion 4 ECTS
PHI2029 Early Modern Ideas: Science, Politics and Religion 4 ECTS
PHI2034 Phenomenology and Existentialism 4 ECTS
PHI2037 Plato: Three Dialogues (Republic, Symposium, Phaedrus) 4 ECTS
PHI2047 Aristotle's Ethics 4 ECTS
PHI3039 Thematic Readings in Political Thought 4 ECTS
PHI3042* Structuralism, Post-Structuralism and Critical Theory 4 ECTS
PHI3043 Frege: Conceptual Notation (Begriffsschrift) 4 ECTS
PHI3045 Contemporary Analytic Philosophy 4 ECTS

* Study-unit PHI3042 alternates with study-unit PHI3023.



Semester 2

Compulsory Units (All students must register for this/these unit/s)

PHI2001 Logic 6 ECTS
PHI2121 Philosophy of Language 4 ECTS

Elective Units Elective units are offered subject to availability and time-table constraints.

PHI2036 Set Text in Analytic Philosophy 4 ECTS
PHI2039* Doing Philosophy in the Islamic World 4 ECTS
PHI2051 Aesthetics 4 ECTS
PHI2123 Metaphysics 2: Natural Theology and Atheism 4 ECTS
PHI3026 Wittgenstein's Philosophical Investigations 4 ECTS
PHI3028 Philosophy of the Media 4 ECTS
PHI3031 Philosophy of Mathematics 4 ECTS
PHI3047** Philosophy and Technology 4 ECTS
PHI3058*** Set Texts (2) in Continental Philosophy: Badiou and Meillassoux 4 ECTS

* Study-unit PHI2039 is not offered to students who already registered for PHI2122.
** Study-unit PHI3047 alternates with study-unit PHI2043.
*** Study-unit PHI3058 alternates with study-unit PHI2058.



Requirement for regular progression to Year 3:
26 ECTS credits in Philosophy
26 ECTS credits in the other area
8 ECTS credits optional study-units

Total credits for this year: 60 ECTS credits

YEAR THREE

In addition to the compulsory study-units, students are required to choose study-units to the value of 16 ECTS credits from the elective study-units on offer during the year.


Semester 1

Elective Units Elective units are offered subject to availability and time-table constraints.

PHI2002 The Philosophy of Mind: (a) An Introduction to the Philosophy of Mind; (b) A Contemporary Theory of Mind - John McDowell 4 ECTS
PHI2005 Philosophy of Religion 4 ECTS
PHI2029 Early Modern Ideas: Science, Politics and Religion 4 ECTS
PHI2034 Phenomenology and Existentialism 4 ECTS
PHI2037 Plato: Three Dialogues (Republic, Symposium, Phaedrus) 4 ECTS
PHI2046 Philosophical Notions of Hindu Philosophies 4 ECTS
PHI2047 Aristotle's Ethics 4 ECTS
PHI2117 Philosophical Notions of the Sanskrit Grammar 1 4 ECTS
PHI3039 Thematic Readings in Political Thought 4 ECTS
PHI3042* Structuralism, Post-Structuralism and Critical Theory 4 ECTS
PHI3043 Frege: Conceptual Notation (Begriffsschrift) 4 ECTS
PHI3045 Contemporary Analytic Philosophy 4 ECTS

* Study-unit PHI3042 alternates with study-unit PHI3023.



Semester 2

Compulsory Units (All students must register for this/these unit/s)

PHI3010 Synoptic Study-Unit 1: Philosophy 6 ECTS (NC)
PHI3011 Synoptic Study-Unit 2: Philosophy 6 ECTS (NC)

Elective Units Elective units are offered subject to availability and time-table constraints.

PHI2036 Set Text in Analytic Philosophy 4 ECTS
PHI2039* Doing Philosophy in the Islamic World 4 ECTS
PHI2043** Essence and Identity between Metaphysics, Politics and Culture 4 ECTS
PHI2045 Studies in Plato's Philosophy 4 ECTS
PHI2051 Aesthetics 4 ECTS
PHI2058*** Set Texts (1) in Continental Philosophy: Nietzsche and Zizek 4 ECTS
PHI2118 Philosophical Notions of the Sanskrit Grammar 2 4 ECTS
PHI2123 Metaphysics 2: Natural Theology and Atheism 4 ECTS
PHI3026 Wittgenstein's Philosophical Investigations 4 ECTS
PHI3028 Philosophy of the Media 4 ECTS
PHI3031 Philosophy of Mathematics 4 ECTS
PHI3037 Boethius: The Consolation of Philosophy 2 ECTS

* Study-unit PHI2039 is not offered to students who already registered for PHI2122.
** Study-unit PHI2043 alternates with study-unit PHI3047.
*** Study-unit PHI2058 alternates with study-unit PHI3058.



Requirement for successful completion of Year 3: 60 ECTS credits, of which:
28 ECTS credits in Philosophy
28 ECTS credits in the other area
4 ECTS credits optional study-units

Requirement for award of B.A. Philosophy and in another area of study: 180 ECTS credits, of which:
80 ECTS credits in Philosophy
80 ECTS credits in the other area
20 ECTS credits optional study-units

This programme of study is governed by the General Regulations for University Undergraduate Awards, 2019 and by the Bye-Laws for the award of the Bachelor of Arts and the Bachelor of Arts (Honours) under the auspices of the Faculty of Arts.
 
Last Updated: 22 September 2020
 
The University makes every effort to ensure that the published Courses Plans, Programmes of Study and Study-Unit information are complete and up-to-date at the time of publication. The University reserves the right to make changes in case errors are detected after publication.
The availability of optional units may be subject to timetabling constraints.
Units not attracting a sufficient number of registrations may be withdrawn without notice.
Unless for exceptional approved reasons, no changes to the programme of study for a particular academic year will be made once the students' registration period for that academic year begins.

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