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Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin

Philosophy/Ethics

Degree

Combined bachelor, Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) - This course prepares you for the teaching profession. Please also refer to the ’Teacher training programme’ overview - If you do not wish to enter the teaching profession, the ‘Philosophy’ bachelor’s course is available.

Standard time for completing course

6 semesters

Start of study and Entry Restriction

Cf. course catalogue

Combinations

Philosophy and Ethics can be studied as:
Core subject with teaching training binding: 113 CP, with a second subject to be selected except from Computer Science, Catholic Theology and Special Needs Education
Second subject with teaching training binding: 67 CP, with any bachelor’s core subject except from Biology and Physics

Course objectives

The focus of the course is teaching students the ability to reflect with reason and empathy on fundamental questions of humans’ place in the world, as well as issues of moral orientation. In addition to the specialist modules, the specific teaching-oriented study modules are particularly valuable.

Content of studies

The content of the Philosophy/Ethics degree programme at HU is harmonised with the Berlin Philosophy and Ethics framework curricula. Our combined course, which also offers teacher-oriented training in Philosophy and Ethics and thus prepares students for teaching posts in both subjects, takes account of the fact that the subject matter of the two disciplines is inextricably intertwined. The teaching offered by our Department of Philosophy guarantees a high-quality, varied programme of relevant classes. The best way to find information about course content is using the annotated university calendar, which is online at hu.berlin/vorlesungsverzeichnis. Module descriptions, the course curriculum and other details can be found in the course and examination regulations, available at www.amb.hu-berlin.de, no. 22/2014, first amendment no. 25/2015. Th Course Advisory Service is also available to help you (see important addresses).

Combined bachelor's course Philosophy and Ethics with teacher training binding

Core subject Philosophy and Ethics with 113 CP

Subject-related and subject-related didactical modules (77 CP)
Module Description Size
Module 1 Introduction to Philosophy 6 CP
Module 2 Introduction to Logic 5 CP
Module 3 Writing and Arguing Skills 5 CP
Module 4 Theoretical Philosophy 12 CP
Module 5 Practical Philosophy 12 CP
Module 6 Key Fields of Philosophy/Ethics I 5 CP
Module 7 Key Fields of Philosophy/Ethics II 5 CP
Module 8 Project Module 9 CP
Module 11 Philosophy/Ethics and its Didactics 7 CP
  Bachelor's Thesis 10 CP
Mandatory elective modules (20 CP)

Students must choose two modules summing up to 20 CP in total.

Modul Bezeichnung Umfang
Module 9a In-depth Studies: Theoretical Philosophy 10 CP
Module 9b In-depth Studies: Practical Philosophy 10 LP
Module 9c In-depth Studies: History of Philosophy 10 LP
Module 9d In-depth Studies: Ethics, Meta-Ethics and Action Theory 10 LP
Module 9e In-depth Studies: Political Philosophy, Social Philosophy and Anthropology 10 LP
Teacher training Modules (16 CP)

In addition to specialised study, students on a bachelor’s with teacher training option will complete the Educational Sciences teacher training module (11 CP) and the module Sprachbildung (5 CP). You will find information on www.amb.hu-berlin.de, no. 80/2015).

Second Subject Philosophy and Ethics with 67 CP

Subject-related and subject-related didactical modules (57 CP)
Module Description Size
Module 1 Introduction to Philosophy 6 CP
Module 3 Writing and Arguing Skills 5 CP
Module 4 Theoretical Philosophy 12 CP
Module 5 Practical Philosophy 12 CP
Module 6 Key Fields of Philosophy/Ethics I 5 CP
Module 10 Key Fields of Philosophy/Ethics II 5 CP
Module 11 Philosophy/Ethics and its Didactics 7 CP
Mandatory elective modules (10 CP)

Students must choose one module with 10 CP in total.

Modul Bezeichnung Umfang
Module 9a In-depth Studies: Theoretical Philosophy 10 CP
Module 9b In-depth Studies: Practical Philosophy 10 LP
Module 9c In-depth Studies: History of Philosophy 10 LP
Module 9d In-depth Studies: Ethics, Meta-Ethics and Action Theory 10 LP
Module 9e In-depth Studies: Political Philosophy, Social Philosophy and Anthropology 10 LP

Master’s degree

You can apply for the Master of Education at Humboldt-Universität. You will find additional programmes in the current ‘Post-graduate degree courses’ course catalogue, available at course catalogue.

Important addresses

Department of Philosophy: Unter den Linden 6, www.philosophie.hu-berlin.de, Tel. +49 30 2093-2204
Course Advisory Service: Mrs. Braun, Raum 3013, Tel. (030) 2093-2850, braunber@hu-berlin.de
Approval and classification into higher semester: Prof. Rosefeldt (Mr.), pruefungsausschuss.philosophie@hu-berlin.de
Teacher Training Service Centrewww.hu-berlin.de/studium/lust/lehrer, Tel. +49 30 2093-1571, lehrerbildung@rz.hu-berlin.de
Applications: www.hu-berlin.de/interessierte
Links to job market: careers information centre (http://www.arbeitsagentur.de/web/content/DE/BuergerinnenUndBuerger/ArbeitundBeruf/Berufswahl/Berufsinformationszentren/index.htm) , employment market reports (http://statistik.arbeitsagentur.de/Navigation/Statistik/Arbeitsmarktberichte/Akademiker/Akademiker-Nav.html), Federal Employment Office Berufenet (http://berufenet.arbeitsagentur.de/berufe/)

Version: August 2017
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