Sometimes philosophy can seem overly theoretical, and irrelevant to the concerns of non-philosophers. In recent decades, however, philosophy has undergone an "applied turn". Applied philosophers address the practical questions about individual conduct and public policy raised by contemporary social and technological developments. Not only can philosophical theory change the way we think about these issues, these issues can change the way we think about philosophical theory. This unit will explore some of the ways in which philosophy should matter to everyone at the beginning of the twenty-first century.
The exact content of this unit will rotate from year to year. For more specific information about the content of this unit in any given year, see the Teaching Plan available at the Philosophy homepage.
|Unit name||Applied Philosophy|
|Faculty/School||College of Arts, Law & Education
School of Humanities
|Discipline||Philosophy and Gender Studies|
Dr Graham Wood
|Available as student elective?||Yes|
|Location||Study period||Attendance options||Available to|
|Launceston||Semester 2||On-Campus||Off-Campus||International International||Domestic Domestic|
- International students
- Domestic students
Units are offered in attending mode unless otherwise indicated (that is attendance is required at the campus identified). A unit identified as offered by distance, that is there is no requirement for attendance, is identified with a nominal enrolment campus. A unit offered to both attending students and by distance from the same campus is identified as having both modes of study.
Special approval is required for enrolment into TNE Program units.
|Study Period||Start date||Census date||WW date||End date|
* 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.
|Band||CSP Student Contribution||Full Fee Paying (domestic)||Field of Education|
|1||2018: $805.00||2018: $1,615.00||091701|
Fees for next year will be published in October. The fees above only apply for the year shown.
Please note: international students should refer to this page to get an indicative course cost.
25 points at introductory level in any discipline in any faculty
You cannot enrol in this unit as well as the following:
On Campus: 2 x 1 hr lectures weekly, 1 x 1hr tutorial fortnightly
Off Campus: 2 hrs lectures weekly, online tutorials (via MyLo)
3000 words assessment involving a shorter written task earlier, and a longer essay later, in semester (60%), take home exam submitted by MyLo (40%)
|Timetable||View the lecture timetable | View the full unit timetable|
Information about any textbook requirements will be available from mid November.
Co-op Bookshop links
The University reserves the right to amend or remove courses and unit availabilities, as appropriate.