Syllabus for Theoretical Philosophy C

Teoretisk filosofi C

A revised version of the syllabus is available.


  • 30 credits
  • Course code: 5FT013
  • Education cycle: First cycle
  • Main field(s) of study and in-depth level: Theoretical Philosophy G2E
  • Grading system: Fail (U), Pass (G), Pass with distinction (VG)
  • Established: 2007-01-23
  • Established by: The Faculty Board of Arts
  • Revised: 2017-10-25
  • Revised by: The Department Board
  • Applies from: week 03, 2018
  • Entry requirements: Theoretical Philosophy B, 30 credits
  • Responsible department: Department of Philosophy

Learning outcomes

After completed course, the student is expected to have received

  • a first contact with own research, presented in the form of an essay
  • in-depth knowledge of two different areas of philosophy


The course consists of three parts:

  • Optional course 1 7,5 credits
  • Optional course 2 7,5 credits
  • C-essay 15 credits
The list of optional courses vary from term to term. Please contact the department for the actual list.

C-essay may be exchanged for two additional optional courses but this alternative does not fulfil the requirements for the degreee of Bachelor of Arts with Theoretical Philosophy as the main field of study. The alternative is mainly for the exchange students, whose universities do not allow essays at that level.

Essay C 15.0 hp

An essay on topic chosen in consultation with the teacher. Mandatory participation in the seminars.

Optional course 1 7.5 hp

A course in any field of theoretical philosophy that is not at all or only superficially concerned with C-essay.

Optional course 2 7.5 hp

A course in any field of philosophy that is not at all or only superficially concerned with C-essay. The content of the course may not overlap with the contents of the optional course 1.


The education consists of lectures and seminars.


The examination of the C-thesis is done by public discussion of the student's essay, the examination of the other parts is done through assignments.

Reading list

Reading list

Applies from: week 03, 2018

Some titles may be available electronically through the University library.

The course literature varies from term to term. Contact the Department of Philosophy for actual information.