FTR-FIRM-MS-02
Philosophical Res: Methods and Skills 2
Course infoSchedule
Course moduleFTR-FIRM-MS-02
Credits (ECTS)10
Category-
Language of instructionEnglish
Offered byRadboud University; Faculty of Philosophy, Theology and Religious Studies; Opleiding Filosofie;
Lecturer(s)
Examiner
dr. C.H. Leijenhorst
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Lecturer
dr. C.H. Leijenhorst
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Contactperson for the course
dr. C.H. Leijenhorst
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Academic year2018
Period
PER3-PER4  (04/02/2019 to 09/06/2019)
Starting block
PER3
Course mode
full-time
Remarks-
Registration using OSIRISYes
Course open to students from other facultiesNo
Pre-registrationNo
Waiting listNo
Placement procedure-
Aims
At the end of this course you will be able to:
  • formulate methodologically relevant research questions and carry out the research necessary to answer them;
  • give state-of-the-art oral presentations, and develop debating positions pro and con;
  • write book reviews and survey articles in academic English (at an introductory level);
  • present feedback to research proposals (at an introductory level);
  • write an article for a larger non-philosophical audience.
Content
This year-long course, which is mandatory for all first-year Research Master students, aims to develop the following methodological, academic and presentational skills:
  • familiarity with the specific methodological tools used in the various philosophical disciplines: Awareness of methodology is trained by means of a collective reading of concise key texts, the formulation of answers to questions with respect to these, and debates about possible answers between representatives of different philosophical disciplines;
  • a broad understanding of the state of the art of the specialisation in which you are enrolled: Such an understanding is acquired by each student separately, by means of research projects that will be presented to the class in the final meetings of each seminar;
  • an introduction to the art of writing academic articles and research proposals: This art is trained in meetings in which second-year Research Master students or staff members subject drafts of their articles or research proposals to the judgment of the class participants;
  • training in academic writing and in oral presentation of research results.
The first semester (FTR-FIRM-MS-01) of the course will be taught by prof. Christoph L├╝thy (c.luethy@ftr.ru.nl), the second semester by dr. Cees Leijenhorst (c.leijenhorst@ftr.ru.nl). 
Instructional modes
Seminar
Attendance MandatoryYes

Tests
Written Task
Test weight80
OpportunitiesBlock TENT4, Block TENT5

Presentation
Test weight20
Test typePresentation
OpportunitiesBlock PER3