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PHI1004 : Stage 1 Project

  • Offered for Year: 2022/23
  • Module Leader(s): Professor David Rose
  • Lecturer: Dr Stephen Overy, Dr Miriam Baldwin, Dr Lorenzo Chiesa, Dr Adam Potts, Dr Tina Chanter, Dr Andrea Rehberg, Dr Daniel Koczy, Dr Michael Lewis
  • Owning School: School X
  • Teaching Location: Newcastle City Campus
Semester 1 Credit Value: 10
Semester 2 Credit Value: 10
ECTS Credits: 10.0


This module acts as an interface between knowledge systems and philosophical ideas students have encountered in Stage 1 modules and contemporary culture, allowing them to try out and critically engage with ideas as they are brought into contact with an empirically defined 'territory'.

Original Summary:
This is an object based context driven study designed to promote deeper understanding of the conceptual material covered by the course and be instrumental in developing a personal portfolio of knowledge and skills linked to a specific place or work environment.

Outline Of Syllabus

To discuss key knowledge systems introduced in lectures and to develop project methodology at Stage 1 level

To discuss Project methodology as it links empirical and conceptual material

To explore the key notion of a territory (an object or place characterised by diverse material exchanges) as it is suitable for exploration through the application of philosophical ideas and knowledge systems.

To become acquainted with testing an abstract vocabulary in an empirically defined context.

Teaching Methods

Teaching Activities
Category Activity Number Length Student Hours Comment
Guided Independent StudyAssessment preparation and completion160:0060:00Preparation and completion of project
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesSmall group teaching101:0010:00Tutorials
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesWorkshops102:0020:00N/A
Guided Independent StudyIndependent study801:0080:00Personal research required to satisfy the requirements of the project
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesDissertation/project related supervision301:0030:00N/A
Teaching Rationale And Relationship

This module acts as an interface between the key knowledge systems and philosophical systems of thought ideas students have encountered in Stage 1 modules and contemporary culture. Tutorials and individual interviews provide students with a systematic account of Project methodology as it links empirical and conceptual material. General study skills and presentation skills are to be taught.

Assessment Methods

The format of resits will be determined by the Board of Examiners

Other Assessment
Description Semester When Set Percentage Comment
Essay1M10Short mid-semester essay - 400 words
Report2A75Continuous project (3000 words)
Prof skill assessmnt2M5Oral presentation given in the last teaching week of semester 2
Design/Creative proj1M10Group Video Project
Assessment Rationale And Relationship

The examination by project report is an appropriate way to assess both the theoretical conceptual understanding as well as the ability to support theory by empirical evidence.

Reading Lists