Courses & Units

The Meaning of Life HPA209

Hobart

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Introduction

Does life have any meaning? If so, what is it? Is life's meaning the same for all of us, or can it be different for each of us? Does religion provide the only foundation for meaning? What is the impact of modern science on the meaning of life? This unit will examine these questions and critically analyse some answers.

Summary

Unit name The Meaning of Life
Unit code HPA209
Credit points 12.5
Faculty/School College of Arts, Law and Education
School of Humanities
Discipline Philosophy and Gender Studies
Coordinator

Teaching staff

Staff from Philosophy

Level Intermediate
Available as student elective? Yes
Breadth Unit? No

Availability

Location Study period Attendance options Available to
Hobart Semester 1 On-Campus Off-Campus International International Domestic Domestic

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On-campus
Off-Campus
International students
Domestic students
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Key Dates

Study Period Start date Census date WW date End date
Semester 1 26/2/2018 23/3/2018 16/4/2018 3/6/2018

* The Final WW Date is the final date from which you can withdraw from the unit without academic penalty, however you will still incur a financial liability (see withdrawal dates explained for more information).

Unit census dates currently displaying for 2018 are indicative and subject to change. Finalised census dates for 2018 will be available from the 1st October 2017.

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Fees

Domestic

Band CSP Student Contribution Full Fee Paying (domestic) Field of Education
1 2015: $769.00 2015: $1,486.00 091701

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Requisites

Prerequisites

25 points at introductory level in any discipline in any faculty

Co-requisites

Mutual Exclusions

You cannot enrol in this unit as well as the following:

Teaching

Teaching Pattern

On campus: 2 hrs lectures weekly, 1-hr tutorial fortnightly (13 wks)

Off-campus: recorded lectures and regular participation in on-line activities

Assessment

Weekly reading comprehension quizzes (35%); Essay planning exercise (5%); Essay (50%); Reflective journal (10%).

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Textbooks

Required

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