• 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 consists of in depth study of the work contemporary philosophers writing on the issues in international ethics. These include environmental issues such as climate change, poverty and development, and the use of military force internationally.  New material will be taught each year, and the course will be opened to second and third year students in philosophy

This course is intended as offering a rich grounding in moral, social and political philosophy and is relevant to questions in applied ethics.

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:

In line with the suggestions made above, our aim is for students: (i) to get to grips with work at a reasonably advanced level; (ii) to get used to evaluating ideas and also critical responses to them in the literature, (iii) to gain familiarity with issues in international politics.

Indicative Assessment

Two pieces of written work, one 1500 words (35%)  the other 3500 plus (55%), plus 10% for performance in tutorials or seminars

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130 hours of total student learning time made up from: a) 32 hours of contact over 12 weeks: 21 hours of lectures, and 11 hours of tutorials; and, b) 98 hours of independent student research, reading and writing.

Requisite and Incompatibility

To enrol in this course you must have completed 12 Units of Philosophy (PHIL) Courses, or by permission of course convenor.

Preliminary Reading





Tuition fees are for the academic year indicated at the top of the page.  

If you are a domestic graduate coursework or international student you will be required to pay tuition fees. Tuition fees are indexed annually. Further information for domestic and international students about tuition and other fees can be found at Fees.

Student Contribution Band:
Unit value:
6 units

If you are an undergraduate student and have been offered a Commonwealth supported place, your fees are set by the Australian Government for each course. At ANU 1 EFTSL is 48 units (normally 8 x 6-unit courses). You can find your student contribution amount for each course at Fees.  Where there is a unit range displayed for this course, not all unit options below may be available.

6.00 0.12500
Domestic fee paying students
Year Fee
2018 $2820
International fee paying students
Year Fee
2018 $4320
Note: Please note that fee information is for current year only.

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