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Degree project in philosophy, Bachelor 15 credits

Examensarbete i filosofi, kandidat
First cycle, F0005A
Course syllabus valid: Spring 2020 Sp 4 - Present
The version indicates the term and period for which this course syllabus is valid. The most recent version of the course syllabus is shown first.

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 60 credits, or equivalent, is also required. F0004S Critical Thinking and Logic, F0005S Ethics, F0006S Ethics II, F0008S Philosophy of Language, F0001A Phenomenology, hermeneutics and existentialism and F0002A Philosophy B, essay or equivalent, should be included in these credits.

More information about English language requirements


The selection is based on 1-165 credits.

Course Aim
After the course, the student should be able to independently discuss a limited philosophical topic and write a philosophical essay (for 15 credits).

The essay is the final stage of the philosophical undergraduate education and the purpose is for the student to learn how to independently discuss a limited philosophical subject. After completing the course, the student should be able to independently formulate and discuss a philosophical problem in writing. This requires formulating a clear question and thesis, arguing well, using correct language and mastering formal details, such as proper notes and references.

Self-study, supervision and presentation at a seminar (including acting as opponent on another student's essay).

Writing an essay and presenting it at a seminar; acting as opponent on another student's essay.

To pass the course the student shall participate in compulsery meetings and seminars as well as register the thesis according to LTUs rules.

Students must register for the courses themselves, or contact ETS educational administration, not 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.

Anders Odenstedt

Literature. Valid from Autumn 2018 Sp 1 (May change until 10 weeks before course start)
Course literature will be selected by the examiner.

Course offered by
Department of Arts, Communication and Learning

CodeDescriptionGrade scaleCrStatusFrom periodTitle
0001Start of degree projectU G#0.00MandatoryA18
0002Public discussion of others degree projectU G#0.00MandatoryA18
0003Oral presentationU G#0.00MandatoryA18
0004Accepted reportU G VG *15.00MandatoryA18Yes

Study guidance
Study guidance for the course is to be found in our learning platform Canvas before the course starts. Students applying for single subject courses get more information in the Welcome letter. You will find the learning platform via My LTU.

Guidelines for degree project » 
Syllabus established
by Director of Undergraduate Studies Daniel Örtqvist, Department of Business Administration, Technology and Social Sciences 15 Feb 2018

Last revised
by Patrik Häggqvist, Director of Undergraduate Studies at the Department of Arts, Communication and Education 17 Jan 2020