• Offered by School of Philosophy
  • ANU College ANU College of Arts and Social Sciences
  • Course subject Philosophy
  • Areas of interest Philosophy

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 with permission of the convenor.

Preliminary Reading



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

Commonwealth Support (CSP) Students
If you 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). More information about your student contribution amount for each course at Fees

Student Contribution Band:
Unit value:
6 units

If you are a domestic graduate coursework student with a Domestic Tuition Fee (DTF) place or international student you will be required to pay course tuition fees (see below). Course tuition fees are indexed annually. Further information for domestic and international students about tuition and other fees can be found at Fees.

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6.00 0.12500
Domestic fee paying students
Year Fee
2021 $3180
International fee paying students
Year Fee
2021 $4890
Note: Please note that fee information is for current year only.

Offerings, Dates and Class Summary Links

The list of offerings for future years is indicative only.
Class summaries, if available, can be accessed by clicking on the View link for the relevant class number.

Second Semester

Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date Mode Of Delivery Class Summary
6784 25 Jul 2022 01 Aug 2022 31 Aug 2022 28 Oct 2022 In Person N/A

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