Bachelor's thesis and Seminar in Practical Philosophy I
During the seminar, each student gives a presentation on the Master's thesis they are working on. Students will receive feedback and support for their work on the thesis, and participate in discussing the other students' theses. The objective is to train the students in academic writing and critical philosophical discussion, especially on current philosophical issues. After the course, students will be able to apply the methodology of philosophical writing, working with concepts and argumentation in their own seminar presentation and Master's thesis. Students are recommended to discuss their seminar papers with their Master's thesis supervisors for further instruction.
Sessions to organise the seminar work will be held in teaching periods 1 and 3. Seminar meetings will be held during all teaching periods.
Graded on a scale of 0 to 5. Assessment is based on essays, acting as an opponent, presentations and participation in the seminar.
Languages of instruction: Finnish or English
Students will participate in the seminar sessions during two teaching periods. Each participant will prepare two presentations (approx. 10–15 pages) and act twice as an opponent for another student. The first session of the seminar is a meeting to organise the coming sessions, which is compulsory for all course participants. During the first sessions, the seminar participants will also agree upon the presentation schedule. Students must choose the topic of their seminar paper before beginning the seminar.