• Offered by School of Philosophy
  • ANU College ANU College of Arts and Social Sciences
  • Course subject Philosophy
  • Areas of interest Philosophy
  • Academic career UGRD
  • Course convener
    • Prof Daniel Stoljar
    • Prof Phil Dowe
  • Mode of delivery In Person
  • Offered in First Semester 2023
    Second Semester 2023
    See Future Offerings

This course provides students at the Honours level with the opportunity, through various combinations of lectures, seminars, readings and written research and analysis, to complete intensive study in an advanced topic relating to different areas of philosophy.

Learning Outcomes

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

  1. understand one or more complex works and/or issues relevant to recent Philosophy;
  2. appreciate and engage with the key arguments;
  3. demonstrate familiarity with some of the arguments that critics of the works and/or issues have made;
  4. formulate sophisticated responses to those issues and arguments, and
  5. communicate those issues, arguments, and responses persuasively in writing

Indicative Assessment

  1. 500 word outline of their paper (10) [LO 1,2,3,4,5]
  2. 4,000 word paper (90) [LO 1,2,3,4,5]

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Workload

130 hours of total student learning time made up from: a) 36 hours of contact over 12 weeks: 24 hours of seminars, and 12 hours of tutorials; and, b) 94 hours of independent student research, reading and writing.

Inherent Requirements

Not applicable

Requisite and Incompatibility

To enrol in this course you must be studying a Bachelor of Arts (Honours) (HARTS or HART2), Bachelor of Politics, Philosophy and Economics Honours (HPPE) or Bachelor of Asian Studies Honours (HASIA), or completion of at least 144 units towards the Bachelor of Philosophy (Arts) (APHAR or APNAR).

Prescribed Texts

Not applicable.

Assumed Knowledge

Completion of a cognate major.


Fees

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:
14
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.

Where there is a unit range displayed for this course, not all unit options below may be available.

Units EFTSL
6.00 0.12500
Note: Please note that fee information is for current year only.

Offerings, Dates and Class Summary Links

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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.

First Semester

Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date Mode Of Delivery Class Summary
Continental Philosophy
2541 20 Feb 2023 27 Feb 2023 31 Mar 2023 26 May 2023 In Person N/A
Analytical Philosophy
2633 20 Feb 2023 27 Feb 2023 31 Mar 2023 26 May 2023 In Person N/A

Second Semester

Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date Mode Of Delivery Class Summary
Ethics, Social and Political Philosophy
5523 24 Jul 2023 31 Jul 2023 31 Aug 2023 27 Oct 2023 In Person N/A
Continental Philosophy
5584 24 Jul 2023 31 Jul 2023 31 Aug 2023 27 Oct 2023 In Person N/A

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