- Code PHIL2110
- Unit Value 6 units
- Offered by School of Philosophy
- ANU College ANU College of Arts and Social Sciences
- Course subject Philosophy
- Areas of interest Philosophy
- Academic career UGRD
- Mode of delivery In Person
This course will count in the Philosophy major
Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:
The course aims to give students a broad introduction to issues in social philosophy, with three more specific aims in mind: (i) to develop students' knowledge of and abilities to critically evaluate arguments in social philosophy; (ii) through this, to prepare students for more advanced work in this field, and to provide background knowledge for courses in applied philosophy more generally; (iii) to provide some intellectual background for the consideration of public policy issues, both domestic and international
Indicative AssessmentInitial exercise 500 words (10%), First essay 1500 words (35%), second essay 2000 words (45%) and tutorial presentation (10%)
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Workload21 hours of Lectures over the semester and 12 tutorials
Requisite and Incompatibility
Preliminary ReadingPeter Singer, The Expanding Circle
This course is available to any undergraduate student who has taken 12 units of first year courses. Completion of PHIL1004 would be a useful background, but the course should also prove interesting to students whose background is in, for example, economics or political science
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