Bachelor's Programme Philosophy at Faculty of Catholic Theology

Faculty School of Catholic Theology
Duration / ECTS-Credits 6 semesters / 180 ECTS-Credits
Academic Degree
Bachelor der Philosophie (B.phil.)
Qualification Level
Bachelor (First Cycle)
ISCED-F 0223 Philosophy and Ethics
Mode of Study Full-Time
Study Code 
C 033 194
Curriculum Information on the Curriculum (2009W)*
Admission Requirements Secondary school completion certificate or equivalent
Supplemental Examination Supplemental examination in Latin is required before completion of the bachelor's degree programme if this subject was not completed satisfactorily with at least 10 credit hours at a higher-level secondary school.
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* Information on the Curriculum

The complete version of the curriculum reflects the currently valid version of the curriculum. It is for informational purposes only and is not legally binding. The legally binding version of the curriculum, including any amendments, may be found in the University of Innsbruck Bulletins.

In order to determine which version of the curriculum is applicable in your case, see the Catalogue of Studies,
  available at: http://orawww.uibk.ac.at/public/lfuonline_meinestudien.studienblatt
  Section: Current Curriculum version.

University of Innsbruck Bulletins » (Click to open all University of Innsbruck Bulletins)

Information about examination regulations, assessment and grading

Examination regulations

The examination regulation is an integral part of the curriculum, detailed information can be found under the paragraph examination regulations.

Description of the applied grading system (including the grade distribution table) »

The grade distribution table is a statistical representation of the distribution of all successfully completed examinations in a given programme of study or subject (based on all registered students for the programme or subject). The grade distribution table is updated in regular intervals.

 Austrian grading
 scheme
 Definition
 %-age
      
 1  EXCELLENT:
 Outstanding performance
55,9
= 100%

 2

 GOOD:
 Generally good, but with some errors
27,0
 3  SATISFACTORY:
 Generally sound work with a number of substantial errors
12,9
 4  SUFFICIENT:
 Performance meets the minimum cirteria
4,2
 5  INSUFFICIENT:
 Substantial improvement necessary; requirement of further work
     

Source: Academic year 2016/2017


Overall classification of the qualification

Not applicable
Explanation: An overall classification (mit Auszeichnung bestanden/pass with distinction, bestanden/pass, nicht bestanden/fail) – is awarded, in accordance with § 73 Para 3 UA, only for examinations that conclude a programme of study and consist of more than one subject (an examination of this type is not specified in the curriculum of this programme of study).

Studies Induction and Orientation Stage (STEOP)

Studies Induction and Orientation Stage (STEOP) starting winter term 2016 »

(1) Within the scope of the Studies and Orientation Stage, which takes place in the first semester, the following course examinations must be passed:

  1. SL Introduction to Scientific Working (compulsory module 1 lit. b, 1 hrs., 2 ECTS- Credits),
  2. VO Logic (compulsory module 2 lit. c, 2 hrs., 4 ECTS-Credits),
  3. VO Fundamentals of Metaphysics (compulsory module 2 lit. a, 2 hrs., 2 ECTS-Credits).

(2) Successful passing of all exams of the Studies Induction and Orientation Stage entitles to passing all further courses and examinations as well as to writing the Bachelor’s Theses.

(3) Before successful completion of the Studies Induction and Orientation Stage courses amounting to 22 ECTS-Credits may be passed. The requirements specified in the curriculum must be met.

Studies Induction and Orientation Stage (STEOP) until december 2015 »

(1) The Studies Induction and Orientation Stage (STEOP), with a duration of one semester (30 ECTS-Credits), provides an overview of the study programme and its structure in order to give students an objective basis to assess their decision to pursue their chosen subjets.

(2) During the Studies Induction and Orientation Stage, the followig course examinations, which may be repeated twice, must be completed satisfactorily:

1. SL Introduction to Scientific Working (PM 1 lit. b, 1 hour, 2 ECTS-Credits)
2. VO Logic (PM 2 lit. c, 2 hours, 4 ECTS-Credits)

(3) A positive result (passing grade) on the examinations specified in Paragraph 2 permits students to attend all courses and take all examinations following the Studies Induction and Orientation Stage (STEOP) and to write bachelor's theses as described in the curriculum. The registration requirements specified by the curriculum must be met.

General Information

Recommended Course Sequence

The exemplary course sequence given below is recommended for full-time students beginning their study programme in the winter semester. The table shows one possible course sequence for the bachelor's programme and is not compulsory. Delays resulting from repeated examinations are not taken into account.

The standard duration of the study programme is 6 semesters or 180 ECTS-Credits, whereby according to the Universities Act of 2002, a workload of 1.500 (real) hours per academic year must be fulfilled, corresponding to 60 ECTS-Credits (one ECTS-Credit is equivalent to a workload of 25 hours).

Recommended Course Sequence: Starting from winter semester 2014/2015

First Semester »

2,5 ECTS-Credits: Overview and Introduction
10,0 ECTS-Credits: Foundations: Logic - Metaphysics - Philosophical Anthropology - Ethics
6,0 ECTS-Credits: Foundations: Psychological Anthropology - History of Philosophy - Theology (c and d)
3,5 ECTS-Credits: Epistemology (a and c)
5,5 ECTS-Credits: Hermeneutics and Theory of Knowledge and Science (a and b)
 (1,0 ECTS-Credits: Elective Module Methodological Foundations for Philosophizing and Theologizing [d])

Second Semester »

4,0 ECTS-Credits: Foundations: Psychological Anthropology - History of Philosophy - Theology (a and b)
4,0 ECTS-Credits: Epistemology (b)
2,0 ECTS-Credits: Hermeneutics and Theory of Knowledge and Science (c)

3,0 ECTS-Credits: Social Philosophy (b)
7,5 ECTS-Credits: Systematics of Christian Thinking
4,0 ECTS-Credits: Logic and Philosophy of Communication (a)
7,0 ECTS-Credits: Religions in History and Present Times (a and b)

Third Semester »

2,0 ECTS-Credits: Social Philosophy (a)
4,0 ECTS-Credits: Psychology (a)
7,5 ECTS-Credits: History of Philosophy
3,0 ECTS-Credits: Religions in History and Present Times (c)
6,0 ECTS-Credits: Readings of Classical Texts concerning Theoretical Philosophy (b and c)
 (4,0 ECTS-Credits: Elective Module Methodological Foundations for Philosophizing and Theologizing [b, c])
 (3,5 ECTS-Credits: Wahlmodul The Identity of the Church in History and Present Times [a])

Fourth Semester »

7,5 ECTS-Credits: Boundary Issues between Philosophy and Natural Sciences
2,5 ECTS-Credits: Social Philosophy (c)
4,0 ECTS-Credits: Metaphysics (a)
7,5 ECTS-Credits: Philosophical Anthropology
4,0 ECTS-Credits: Christian Understanding of Human Beings and Naturalism (a)
4,0 ECTS-Credits: Readings of Classical Texts concerning Theoretical Philosophy (a)
 (0,5 ECTS-Credits: Elective Module Methodological Foundations for Philosophizing and Theologizing [e])

Fifth Semester »

3,5 ECTS-Credits: Psychology (b)
3,5 ECTS-Credits: Methaphysics (b)
7,5 ECTS-Credits: Philosophical Ethics
6,25 ECTS-Credits: Bachelor's Thesis 1
6,25 ECTS-Credits: Bachelor's Thesis 2
 (2,5 ECTS-Credits: Elective Module The Identity of the Church in History and Present Times [b])

Sixth Semester »

7,5 ECTS-Credits: Philosophical Theology - Philosophy of Religion
3,5 ECTS-Credits: Logic and Philosophy of Communication (b)
6,0 ECTS-Credits: Christian Understanding of Human Beings and Naturalism (b and c)

10,0 ECTS-Credits: Readings of Classical Texts concerning Theoretical Philosophy
 (2,0 ECTS-Credits: Elective Module Methodological Foundations for Philosophizing and Theologizing [a])
 (1,5 ECTS-Credits: Elective Module The Identity of the Church in History and Present Times [c])

Elective Modules »

Elective modules, amounting to 15 ECTS-Credits are to be taken: either the elective modules 1, 2, and 3 or two of the elective modules 4 to 11. The allocation of the exemplary course sequence is only an example.

Graphic chart »

Studienverlauf_BA Philosophie an der Katholischen-Theologie_2014_en

Recommended Course Sequence: Starting from winter semester 2015/2016

First Semester »

2.5 ECTS-Credits: Overview and Introduction
10.0 ECTS-Credits: Foundations: Logic - Metaphysics - Philosophical Anthropology - Ethics
6.0 ECTS-Credits: Foundations: Psychological Anthropology - History of Philosophy - Theology (c and d)
2.0 ECTS-Credits: Epistemology (a)
2.0 ECTS-Credits: Social Philosophy (a)
    4.0 ECTS-Credits: Psychology (a)
    3.5 ECTS-Credits: The Identity of the Church in History and Present Times (a)

Second Semester »

4.0 ECTS-Credits: Foundations: Psychological Anthropology - History of Philosophy - Theology (a and b)
4.0 ECTS-Credits: Epistemology (b)
2.0 ECTS-Credits: Hermeneutics and Theory of Knowledge and Science (c)

7.5 ECTS-Credits: Boundary Issues between Philosophy and Natural Sciences
3.0 ECTS-Credits: Social Philosophy (b)
7.5 ECTS-Credits: Philosophical Anthropology
2.0 ECTS-Credits: Christian Understanding of Human Beings and Naturalism (c)

Third Semester »

5.5 ECTS-Credits: Hermeneutics and Theory of Knowledge and Science (a and b)
3.5 ECTS-Credits: Psychology (b)
3.5 ECTS-Credits: Metaphysics (b)
7.5 ECTS-Credits: Philosophical Ethics 
2.5 ECTS-Credits: The Identity of the Church in History and Present Times (b)
  7.5 ECTS-Credits: Cultural and Social Philosophy I

Fourth Semester »

7.5 ECTS-Credits: Systematics of Christian Thinking
7.5 ECTS-Credits: Philosophical Theology - Philosophy of Religion
7.5 ECTS-Credits: Logic and Philosophy of Communication
3.5 ECTS-Credits: Religions in History and Present Times (b)
2.0 ECTS-Credits: Readings of Classical Texts concerning Practical Philosophy (c)
1.5 ECTS-Credits: The Identity of the Church in History and Present Times (c)
  0.5 ECTS-Credits: Bachelor's Thesis 1 (First Part)

Fifth Semester »

1.5 ECTS-Credits: Epistemology (c)
7.5 ECTS-Credits: History of Philosophy
3.0 ECTS-Credits: Religions in History and Present Times (c)
  6.0 ECTS-Credits: Readings of Classical Texts concerning Theoretical Philosophy (b and c)
5.75 ECTS-Credits: Bachelor's Thesis 1 (Second Part)
6.25 ECTS-Credits: Bachelor's Thesis 2

Sixth Semester »

2.5 ECTS-Credits: Social Philosophy (c)
4.0 ECTS-Credits: Metaphysics (a)
8.0 ECTS-Credits: Christian Understanding of Human Beings and Naturalism (a and b)

  3.5 ECTS-Credits: Religions in History and Present Times (a)
  4.0 ECTS-Credits: Readings of Classical Texts concerning Theoretical Philosophy (a)
  8.0 ECTS-Credits: Readings of Classical Texts concerning Practical Philosophy (a and b)

Elective Modules »

Elective modules, amounting to 15 ECTS-Credits are to be taken: either the elective modules 1, 2, and 3 or two of the elective modules 4 to 11. The allocation of the exemplary course sequence is only an example.

Graphic chart »

Studienverlauf BA Philosophie an der Katholischen-Theologie_2015_en


Depending on the year of admission the recommended course sequence may differ in certain points. Further information can be found on the website of the School of Catholic Theology.

Qualification Profile and Skills

The Bachelor's Programme Philosophy at Faculties of Catholic Theology offers fundamental philosophical education with special attention to religious questions of mankind. In this context, open philosophizing of current important issues is demanded. The study programme qualifies for intellectual formation of students, broadens their intellectual horizons and contributes to philosophical thinking leading to basic ideological questions and an understanding of well-founded and reflected convictions. The bachelor's programme provides comprehensive philosophical basic education taking ancient and scholastic traditions as well as current positions into account.

The focus is laid on ideological issues of mankind and the possibilities and limits of philosophical knowledge of God (metaphysics with philosophical doctrine of God), questions of man (philosophical anthropology) as well as right action in the life of the individual and the social environment (ethics with social philosophy). In this context, basic systematics and historical knowledge of these subjects is required, i.e. logics, philosophy of language, scientific theory and history of philosophy.

Expected Learning Outcomes

Graduates are able to elaborate, evaluate and implement scientific developments in different philosophical fields and to apply them in interdisciplinary contexts. They possess scientifically well-founded theoretical and methodical problem-solving skills and key competences such as analysis of complex issues, argumentation and presentation.

Future Prospects: Occupational Profiles and Career Opportunities

The career fields of graduates of the Bachelor's Programme Philosophy at Faculties of Catholic Theology cover a wide range of activities which require the application of general scientific knowledge and methods. Special emphasis is to be laid on the development of key qualifications such as orientational knowledge, the ability to critical analysis and argumentative and comprehensible statements, also in the social-cultural field. The bachelor's programme prepares graduates for occpuational opportunities in education, media, administration as well as science.

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Associate Dean of Studies
Ao.Univ.-Prof. Mag. DDr. Winfried Löffler

Dean of Studies
assoz. Prof. Mag. Dr. Nikolaus Wandinger

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