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PHIL480 Research Essay

A supervised research essay.

Paper title Research Essay
Paper code PHIL480
Subject Philosophy
EFTS 0.1667
Points 20 points 20 points
Teaching period(s) First Semester, Second Semester
Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD) $1,120.06
International Tuition Fees (NZD) $4,439.89

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Notes
Enrolment in this paper requires special approval from the Head of Department. Please contact the department before selecting this paper.
Eligibility
Enrolments for this paper require departmental permission. View more information about departmental permission.
Contact

alex.miller@otago.ac.nz

Teaching staff

Professor Alex Miller

Textbooks

Relevant texts will vary with student projects.

Graduate Attributes Emphasised
Lifelong learning, Scholarship, Communication, Critical thinking, Information literacy, Research, Self-motivation.
View more information about Otago's graduate attributes.
Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of the research essay, students should be able to

  • Demonstrate familiarity with a range of current positions on their topic
  • Critically evaluate these positions
  • Offer a well-developed oral argument for their own position
  • Write clear, effective and detailed argument
  • Demonstrate competence in technical skills related to their topic, which may include formal logic, textual interpretation, bibliographical, archival and foreign-language skills
  • Demonstrate mastery of relevant literature, which will include works of philosophy. For interdisciplinary project students, the literature will include work in other fields as well, such as political science, economics, physics, biology, religion or history

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Timetable

First Semester

Location
Dunedin
Teaching method
This paper is taught On Campus
Learning management system
Blackboard

Second Semester

Location
Dunedin
Teaching method
This paper is taught On Campus
Learning management system
None

A supervised research essay.

Paper title Research Essay
Paper code PHIL480
Subject Philosophy
EFTS 0.1667
Points 20 points 20 points
Teaching period(s) First Semester, Second Semester
Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD) $1,142.40
International Tuition Fees (NZD) $4,661.93

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Notes
Enrolment in this paper requires special approval from the Head of Department. Please contact the department before selecting this paper.
Eligibility
Enrolments for this paper require departmental permission. View more information about departmental permission.
Contact

alex.miller@otago.ac.nz

Teaching staff

Professor Alex Miller

Textbooks

Relevant texts will vary with student projects.

Graduate Attributes Emphasised
Lifelong learning, Scholarship, Communication, Critical thinking, Information literacy, Research, Self-motivation.
View more information about Otago's graduate attributes.
Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of the research essay, students should be able to

  • Demonstrate familiarity with a range of current positions on their topic
  • Critically evaluate these positions
  • Offer a well-developed oral argument for their own position
  • Write clear, effective and detailed argument
  • Demonstrate competence in technical skills related to their topic, which may include formal logic, textual interpretation, bibliographical, archival and foreign-language skills
  • Demonstrate mastery of relevant literature, which will include works of philosophy. For interdisciplinary project students, the literature will include work in other fields as well, such as political science, economics, physics, biology, religion or history

^ Top of page

Timetable

First Semester

Location
Dunedin
Teaching method
This paper is taught On Campus
Learning management system
Blackboard

Second Semester

Location
Dunedin
Teaching method
This paper is taught On Campus
Learning management system
Blackboard