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Department of Philosophy and Religious Studies
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Department of Philosophy and Religious Studies

Study Abroad - England

England – Kingston University, London 

Courses eligible for WU credit in Philosophy or Religious Studies include the following:

PO2138 Moral and Political Philosophy ≈ PHIL 230
To extend and expand students’ understanding of philosophical issues in ethics and politics by introducing them to further abstract and conceptual issues. To introduce students to schools of ethics and political philosophy and to apply these ideas to practical and ethical problems.

England – University of Northampton

Level One

1001-Introduction to Philosophy ≈ PHIL 101 (formerly PHIL 201)
This module serves both as an introduction to some of the main issues in Philosophy, and as an introduction to ways of argument and rigour in argument. It explores the nature of Philosophy, and philosophical approaches to metaphysics, art, knowledge and politics.

1002-Moral Theory and Moral and Practical Ethics ≈ PHIL 230
This module introduces students to some of the main theoretical positions within moral theory and goes on to apply these positions to a range of specific ethical problems, including punishment, abortion, euthanasia, sexual morality and our treatment of animals.

1003-Metaphysics and Religion ≈ PHIL 101 (formerly PHIL 201)
The inclusion of Metaphysics and Religion in stage one gives a complete programme of philosophy modules for stage one major, joint and minor students. It provides a good introduction to philosophical reasoning and one that will be familiar to many students through their study of Religious Studies or Philosophy or Religion at 'A Level'. It will enable students to widen and deepen their preparation for the next two stages of their course.

Level Two

2001-Aesthetics ≈ PHIL 350
This module examines some of the key debates within Aesthetics over the last two hundred years. There will be an examination of the place of artist and critic in aesthetic understanding; an examination of the notion of expression within the arts; an examination of objectivity and subjectivity within the realm of aesthetics and an examination of the ontology of aesthetic objects.

2002-A History of Modern Philosophy: Descartes to Wittgenstein ≈ PHIL 302
This module considers some of the main issues in philosophy as discussed by major philosophers from the 17th century to the present day.

2004-Philosoply of Mind ≈ PHIL 350
Philosophy of Mind has always had a central place within the study of Philosophy and it has seen this place confirmed with the last century by the growth of Psychology. Within this part of the course we will examine some of the traditional problems for Philosophy of Mind eg. The Problem of Other Minds and The Problem of Personal Identity, as well as looking at the different ways that Philosophy and Psychology approach the problems of mind.

The university offers little in Religion. The following is listed under History:

2004-Religion and Society in England 1400 – 1600 ≈ RELG 350
Religious belief has been a fundamental aspect of all societies, in all places and at all times. The primary aim of the course 'Religion and Society' is to examine the religious beliefs and practices of ordinary people in England in the later Middle Ages and early modern period. There will be a strong practical and local element to the course. There are two field trips and much time is spent working with primary sources (wills, letters and diaries) as well as on church architecture/fittings.