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Undergraduate Module Descriptor

PHL2114: Aristotle's Ethics

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:

1. Introduction

2. Book 1

3. Book 2

4. Book 3

5. Book 4

6. Book 6

7. Book 7

8. Book 8

9. Book 9

10. Book 10

11. Summary and Revision

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 2 hours per week comprising of lectures and seminars
Guided independent study66Reading and preparation for weekly seminar analysis and discussion of the core text
Guided independent study36Preparation for assigned essay
Guided independent study26Reading materials to supplement the core text

Online Resources

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