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BA Ethics, Philsophy and Religion Part II Modules

Please note that the availability of modules varies from year to year For currently available modules, please check the 2015-2016 Part II handbook.

2nd year core options

Students are required to take 240 credits in Part II.  Usually this will be divided evenly across years two and three.

In the second year all students must take PPR.202 Ethics: Theory and Practice, PPR.244 Western Philosophy and Religious Thought. The remaining 60 credits must be made up with modules selected from the core list.

EPR Students must take the following two modules

  • PPR.202: Ethics: Theory and Practice
  • PPR.244: Western Philosophy and Religious Thought

The remaining two modules must be chosen from the list below:

  • PPR.201: History of Philosophy
  • PPR.202: Ethics: Theory and Practice
  • PPR.220: Modern Political Thought
  • PPR.225: Introduction to Peace Studies
  • PPR.239: Indian Politics, Society and Religion
  • PPR.243: Constructing Ethics: Christianity and Islam
  • PPR.250:Christianity in the Modern World: Tradition and Transformations
  • PPR.251: Islam: Tradition, Community and Contemporary Challenges
  • PPR.252: Buddhism and Modernity in Asian Societies
  • PPR.253: Hinduism in the Modern World
  • PPR.254: Religion in Society: Theories and Methods
  • PPR.255: Sociology of Religion

3rd year core options

In the third year there is the option (but not requirement) to take a dissertation unit.

In the third year the 120 credits will be composed by following one of the following options:

(1)          Six half-unit modules (15 credits each) chosen from the third year core list, plus two half-unit modules that may be freely chosen from across the range of third year modules in PPR.

(2)          Either Four half-unit modules (15 credits each) chosen from the third year core list, plus two half-unit modules that may be freely chosen from across the range of third year modules in PPR, plus 30 credits worth of modules from the second year core list; or five half-unit modules (15 credits each) chosen from the third year core list, plus two half-unit modules that may be freely chosen from across the range of third year modules in PPR, plus one half-unit module from the second year core list.

(3)          A dissertation unit, plus 4 half-unit modules chosen from the third year core list, plus two half-unit modules that may be freely chosen from across the range of third year modules in PPR.

(4)          A dissertation unit, plus two half-unit modules that may be freely chosen from across the range of third year modules in PPR, plus either (i) 30 credits worth of modules chosen from the second year core list, plus 2 half-unit modules from the third year list; or (ii) one half-unit module from the second year core list, plus 3 half-unit modules from the third year list.

  • PPR.302: Continental Philosophy
  • PPR.307: History of Twentieth Century Philosophy
  • PPR.308: Moral, Legal and Political Philosophy
  • PPR.320: Political Ideas: Liberal Thought
  • PPR.321: Reading Political Theory
  • PPR.328: Understanding External Intervention in Violent Conflicts
  • PPR.340: Islamic Politics
  • PPR.341: Contemporary Issues in Human Rights
  • PPR.350: Indian Religious and Philosophical Thought
  • PPR.351: Modern Religious and Atheistic Thought
  • PPR.352: New Religions and Alternative Spiritualities
  • PPR.356: Religion in Schools
  • PPR.357: Religion and Politics
  • PPR.359: Religion in Contemporary Indian Life
  • PPR.360: Modern Christian Thought
  • PPR.361: Spirit Possession in Social Contexts
  • PPR.362: Religion and Violence
  • PPR.363: Media, Religion and Politics
  • PPR.390: PPR in Education
  • PPR.391a: Religions in the Modern World
  • PPR.391c: Philosophy of Medicine
  • PPR.392a: Future Generations
  • PPR.392d: The Imagination
  • PPR.392f: Feminist Philosophy
  • PPR.399: Dissertation


Full PPR module list

For more details of specific course requirements please see the 2015-2016 Part II handbook.

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