PHIL10190 Introducing PPE

Academic Year 2021/2022

This module is core for all students enrolled in the Philosophy, Politics and Economics programme.

The first four weeks will be on philosophy, and the second four weeks will be on politics and economics. Students will learn about the different questions and problems that motivate each discipline, how the disciplines relate to one another, and how knowledge of one discipline is enhanced by application to the other.

We begin by establishing a foundation of key political-philosophical concepts: social justice; liberty; equality; and democracy. In the second half of the module, we look at how these philosophical concepts permeate contemporary political structures.

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Curricular information is subject to change

Learning Outcomes:

1. Discover some of the differences and overlaps of the disciplines of philosophy, politics and economics
2. Have a broad grasp of the history of political philosophy and some of its key concepts
3. Have a broad grasp of the politics of trade and investment; the winners and losers of globalization; and the role of international organizations such as the UN and the WTO.

Indicative Module Content:

* Key concepts in political philosophy
* How philosophy, politics and economics are disciplines that share common concerns and are necessarily related

Student Effort Hours: 
Student Effort Type Hours
Autonomous Student Learning








Approaches to Teaching and Learning:
The module will comprise lectures, small-group tutorials, independent student learning.

All teaching is scheduled as face to face, however, this is subject o public health restrictions and students should monitor their email and announcements on Brightspace for updated information on teaching.

Insofar as possible, materials will be available online before class. There will be a strong emphasis on discussion in both lectures and tutorials.

Assessment comprises two short assignments over the trimester and a take home exam at the end of the trimester.
Requirements, Exclusions and Recommendations

Not applicable to this module.

Module Requisites and Incompatibles
Not applicable to this module.
Assessment Strategy  
Description Timing Open Book Exam Component Scale Must Pass Component % of Final Grade
Examination: Open book end of trimester at home exam Coursework (End of Trimester) Yes Graded No


Assignment: Phil Podcast Report Week 5 n/a Graded No


Assignment: Pol & Econ Podcast report Week 11 n/a Graded No


Carry forward of passed components
Resit In Terminal Exam
Spring No
Please see Student Jargon Buster for more information about remediation types and timing. 
Feedback Strategy/Strategies

• Feedback individually to students, post-assessment
• Group/class feedback, post-assessment

How will my Feedback be Delivered?

Written feedback on each essay will be provided to students. General feedback will be provided in class.

Name Role
Dr Yoo Sun Jung Lecturer / Co-Lecturer
Evie Filea Tutor
Paraskevi Anastasia Filea Tutor
Mr Redmond Scales Tutor
Timetabling information is displayed only for guidance purposes, relates to the current Academic Year only and is subject to change.
Lecture Offering 1 Week(s) - 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12 Mon 10:00 - 10:50
Lecture Offering 1 Week(s) - 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12 Thurs 12:00 - 12:50
Tutorial Offering 1 Week(s) - 4, 5, 6, 7, 10, 11, 12 Wed 11:00 - 11:50
Tutorial Offering 2 Week(s) - 4, 5, 6, 7, 10, 11, 12 Thurs 13:00 - 13:50
Tutorial Offering 3 Week(s) - 4, 5, 6, 7 Wed 12:00 - 12:50
Tutorial Offering 4 Week(s) - 12 Wed 14:00 - 14:50
Tutorial Offering 4 Week(s) - 4, 5, 6, 7, 10, 11 Wed 14:00 - 14:50