- Total units 24 Units
- Areas of interest Philosophy
- Minor code PHIL-MIN
- Academic career Undergraduate
Philosophy is an investigation into fundamental matters of human concern. It is at the same time an investigation into problems basic to all the various special disciplines pursued in a university. It is not normally taught outside universities, and for this reason there are no special prerequisites for admission to a philosophy course.
Courses are grouped into analytical, continental, and moral and political traditions and it is recommended that students complete their minor within a tradition, though they are free to choose any combination of philosophy courses to complete their minor.
Learning OutcomesUpon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:
- Closely analyse and critique arguments in a wide variety of fields and contexts, which may include using formal logic.
- Develop cogent arguments and presentations, including engaging with detailed criticism of their ideas.
- Apply complex abstract ideas to real-world phenomena in a wide variety of fields and contexts.
- Recognise implicit epistemological and ontological assumptions in social, political, scientific, moral, and cultural arguments and positions, and relate them to contesting ideas and real-world scenarios.
- Describe various philosophical traditions and their history.
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:
|PHIL1004||Fundamental Ideas in Philosophy: An Introduction||6|
|PHIL1005||Logic and Critical Thinking||6|
|PHIL1007||What is Humanity?||6|
|PHIL1008||Introduction to Ethics||6|
A minimum of 12 units must come from completion of courses from the following list:
|ASIA2054||Chinese Philosophy: Creation and Development||6|
|MATH1042||Philosophy of the Cosmos||6|
|PHIL2016||Philosophy of Language||6|
|PHIL2020||Theories of Social Justice||6|
|PHIL2057||Philosophy of Science||6|
|PHIL2059||Love Death and Freedom (20th Century French Phenomenology)||6|
|PHIL2060||God and the Self||6|
|PHIL2061||Philosophy of Mind||6|
|PHIL2074||Modern Theories of Knowledge||6|
|PHIL2082||Sex and Death: the Philosophy of Biology||6|
|PHIL2094||The Problem of Free Will||6|
|PHIL2100||Origins of Analytical Philosophy||6|
|PHIL2101||Democracy, Difference and Desire||6|
|PHIL2119||Foundations of Modern Philosophy||6|
|PHIL2122||Philosophy and Public Policy||6|
|PHIL2123||Philosophy and Science Fiction||6|
|PHIL2124||Philosophy of Cognitive Science||6|
|PHIL2125||Rationality and Social Cooperation||6|
|PHIL2126||Science in Society: Ethics, Public Policy and Scientific Practice||6|
|PHIL2127||The Philosophy of Time||6|
|PHIL2128||Philosophy of Physics||6|
|PHIL2289||Leviathan, Art and Law: Constituting the Body Politic||6|
|PHIL3071||Advanced Continental Philosophy||6|
|PHIL3072||Advanced Analytic Philosophy||6|
|PHIL3073||Advanced Ethics, Social and Political Philosophy||6|
|PHIL3074||Advanced Philosophical Topics||6|
|PHIL3075||The Philosophy of Gender: Knowledge, Power, Bodies||6|
|POLS2063||Contemporary Political Theory||6|
|POLS2102||Political Belief and Deceit||6|