• Total units 24 Units
  • Areas of interest Philosophy
  • Minor code MPPH-MIN
  • Academic career Undergraduate
Moral and Political Philosophy Minor

This minor provides a pathway into contemporary moral, political and social philosophy.  The ideas with which it deals not only constitute a lively field in their own right, but have had considerable influence upon work that has taken place in a number of other disciplines.


Learning outcomes

Students who complete this major will have the skills and knowledge to: identify, understand and engage critically with a range of influential contemporary ideas.  They will, while doing this, also acquire skills in presentation and critical analysis of material in this field, which they will be able to make use of not just in philosophy courses, but in other disciplines and in real-life situations.

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This minor requires the completion of 24 units, which must include:

A maximum of 12 units may come from completion of courses from the following list:

Code Title Units
MATH1042 Philosophy of the Cosmos 6
PHIL1004 Fundamental Ideas in Philosophy: An Introduction 6
PHIL1005 Logic and Critical Thinking 6
PHIL1007 Philosophy, Society, Humanity 6

A minimum of 12 units must come from completion of courses from the following list:

Code Title Units
ASIA2054 Chinese Philosophy: Creation and Development 6
PHIL2020 Theories of Social Justice 6
PHIL2064 Theories of Ethics 6
PHIL2065 Politics and Rights 6
PHIL2082 Sex and Death: the Philosophy of Biology 6
PHIL2085 Applied Ethics 6
PHIL2092 Philosophy of The Enlightenment 6
PHIL2101 Democracy, Difference and Desire 6
PHIL2110 Social Philosophy 6
PHIL2111 Global Citizens 6
PHIL2113 Global Justice 6
PHIL2114 Sustainability, System and Agency 6
PHIL2115 Political Philosophy from Hobbes to Mill 6
PHIL3062 Advanced Philosophical Topics A 6
PHIL3063 Advanced Philosophical Topics B 6
PHIL3073 Advanced Ethics, Social and Political Philosophy 6
POLS2063 Contemporary Political Theory 6
POLS2102 The Political Philosophy of Deception 6
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