Undergraduate Module Descriptor
PHL1013: Philosophy of Morality
This module descriptor refers to the 2023/4 academic year.
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: Normative Ethics (including Utilitarianism, Kantianism, and Virtue Ethics) and Metaethics (including the fact-value distinction, non cognitivism, and error theories) problems and the ensuing debates in Metaethics.
Learning and Teaching
This table provides an overview of how your hours of study for this module are allocated:
|Scheduled Learning and Teaching Activities||Guided independent study||Placement / study abroad|
...and this table provides a more detailed breakdown of the hours allocated to various study activities:
|Category||Hours of study time||Description|
|Scheduled Learning and Teaching activity||22||11 x 2 hours per week comprising of lectures and seminars|
|Guided Independent study||128||32 hours preparation and writing of formative essay, 32 hours preparation and writing of summative essay 1, 32 hours preparation and writing of summative essay 2, 32 hours reading.|
This module has online resources available via ELE (the Exeter Learning Environment).
ELE – https://vle.exeter.ac.uk/