Philosophy B, essay 7.5 credits

Filosofi B, uppsats
First cycle, F0002A
Course syllabus valid: Autumn 2017 Sp 1 - Present
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Syllabus established
by Director of Undergraduate Studies Bo Jonsson, Department of Business Administration, Technology and Social Sciences 15 Feb 2016

Last revised
by Director of Undergraduate Studies Daniel Örtqvist, Department of Business Administration, Technology and Social Sciences 15 Feb 2017

Education level
First cycle
Grade scale
U G VG *
Subject group (SCB)
Main field of study

Entry requirements

In order to meet the general entry requirements for first cycle studies you must have successfully completed upper secondary education and documented skills in English language and for this course, philosophy of 1-30 credits, or equivalent, is also required. F0004S Critical Thinking and Logic and F0005S Ethics, or equivalent, should be included in these credits.

More information about English language requirements


The selection is based on 1-165 credits.

Course Aim
By the end of this course, the student shall be able to:

  • write a philosophical essay that shows both interpretative and argumentative skills

The course involves the writing an essay, the topic of which is jointly decided upon by the student and the teacher. Emphasis is placed on the student’s ability to describe and understand a philosophical problem. However, the student is also expected to show argumentative skills in dealing with the problem in question.

The teacher-controlled tuition consists of essay seminars during which the student’s essay is presented by him or her and discussed by the other course participants.

Essay, oral presentation and discussion.

Students must register for the courses themselves, or contact ETS educational administration, no later than three days after the quarter commences. Failure to do so can result in the place being lost. This rule also applies to students with a guaranteed place.

The following courses (comprising 7.5 credits each) are needed for deeper studies in philosophy:
F0004S, F0005S, F0006S, F0008S, F0001A and F0002A, as well as philosophy courses comprising an additional 15 credits.

Anders Odenstedt

Literature. Valid from Autumn 2016 Sp 1 (May change until 10 weeks before course start)

Course offered by
Department of Arts, Communication and Learning

CodeDescriptionGrade scaleHPStatusFrom periodTitle
0001Essay, oral presentation and discussionU G VG *7.50MandatoryA16

Study guidance
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