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Undergraduate Module Descriptor

PHL1010: Introduction to Asian Philosophy

This module descriptor refers to the 2021/2 academic year.

Module Content

Syllabus Plan

Whilst the module’s precise content may vary from year to year, it is envisaged that the syllabus will cover some or all of the following topics:

Indian traditions: Brahmanical and Hindu thought; Indian Buddhism.
Chinese traditions: Confucianism; Taoism.

Learning and Teaching

This table provides an overview of how your hours of study for this module are allocated:

Scheduled Learning and Teaching ActivitiesGuided independent studyPlacement / study abroad

...and this table provides a more detailed breakdown of the hours allocated to various study activities:

CategoryHours of study timeDescription
Scheduled Learning and Teaching activity27.511 x 2.5hs weekly lecture + seminar
Guided Independent Study45Weekly assigned readings
Guided Independent Study10Preparation for class discussion
Guided Independent Study22.5Preparation for essay
Guided Independent Study45Preparation for final exam

Online Resources

This module has online resources available via ELE (the Exeter Learning Environment).