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Undergraduate Module Descriptor

PHL1010: Introduction to Asian Philosophy

This module descriptor refers to the 2023/4 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 activity2211 x Weekly 2-hour lectures/seminars or 1 hour lecture + 1 hour seminar
Guided Independent Study60Weekly assigned readings
Guided Independent Study8Preparation for formative essay
Guided Independent Study30Preparation for summative essay 1
Guided Independent Study30Preparation for summative essay 2

Online Resources

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