Assessment for 2-year MA students: in-class written examination at the end of the first year.
Assessment for 1-year MA students: Students’ performance shall be evaluated on the following grounds. First, students are required to write short assignments that must include the logical reconstruction of the main arguments for and against certain philosophical positions. The study questions the assignments must address shall be distributed fortnightly. This will make up 40 % of the final grade. Second, students are required to submit a max. 2 000 word long term-paper. The topic of the paper can be either a careful critical reconstruction of a particular and important argument for some position discussed in the course; or a comparison between competing arguments about alternative solutions to a problem; or a defense of some particular position/argument against some relevant criticism. The chosen topic should be approved by the instructor. References can, but need not, go beyond the material included into the compulsory readings. The term paper’s contribution to the final assessment of students’ performance is 60 %.