Your first year as a Philosophy student
As a student of Philosophy: Global and Comparative Perspectives, you will have a full working week of 40 hours. Of these you will spend, on average, around 20 hours in lectures and tutorial groups. In the remaining 20 hours you will be studying independently: reading and writing assignments.
For an overview of the compulsory first year programme, see this summary of the courses in the first two semesters. As soon as detailed information on the courses is available, you will find the link to the e-prospectus here.
Year 1, first semester
|Comparative Philosophy I: Introduction||5|
|World Philosophies: China||5|
|World Philosophies: Greece and Rome||5|
|World Philosophies: Modern Europe||5|
|Philosophy of Culture||5|
Year 1, second semester
|Comparative Phil. II: Classical Readings||5|
|World Philosophies: India||5|
|World Philosophies: Middle East||5|
|Academic Skills I||5|
Credits / EC
The academic year comprises two semesters. During and at the end of each semester you will have exams. This can be an oral, a written exam, a final paper or assignment. For each subject you pass you will be awarded a number of credits. One credit equates 28 hours of study. One full-time year of studies is 60 EC.
Binding Study Advice (BSA)
You are expected to complete three quarters of the study credits of the first year in the course of the first year. That means 45 out of the total of 60 study credits. Failure to meet this condition will lead to exclusion from the programme. See the Leiden University study system for more information.
For students at Leiden University, many of the activities related to their study can be organised online. uSis is the University’s online administration system, students have to register via uSis for tutorials, papers and exams. uSis also shows your personal information, grades and timetable. You will also have access to Blackboard, Leiden University’s digital learning environment. Lecturers and tutors use this web-based tool to support the lectures and tutorials.