Our program offers undergraduate students the option to undertake a major or minor in Philosophy (units coded HPH) or in Gender Studies (core units coded HAF). We also offer an advanced minor in Asian Philosophy (units coded HPA). We provide a graphic on how to structure your Philosophy major here. And another graphic on the Gender Studies major here.
Most students find the study of Philosophy interesting, but some hesitate to do more than one or two units because they think it is not a practical course of study. If you like Philosophy, you probably like thinking about reasons. So, we offer for your consideration four good reasons to study Philosophy.
Students who are interested in undertaking Honours in Philosophy should contact the Honours Coordinator, David Coady. If you are interested in Masters or PhD, Richard Corry is the postgraduate coordinator.
If you have any other questions about Philosophy or Gender Studies at University of Tasmania, please feel free to contact me. I'm here to help.
Professor and Head of Discipline
HPH101 Philosophy 1: Ethics. Semester 1. Hobart (Dr Ingo Farin), Launceston and Off-campus (Dr Mike Kidd)
HPH102 Philosophy 2: Mind & Metaphysics. Semester 2. Hobart (Dr David Coady), Launceston and Off-campus (Dr James Chase)
Core second-year units. Students undertaking a major in Philosophy should take two of the following three. Students undertaking a minor in Philosophy should take at least one.
HPH201 Intermediate Ethics. Hobart, Launceston and Off-campus, sem 2. (Dr Louise Ricardson-Self and Prof. Dirk Baltzly)
HPH202 Foundations of Modern Philosophy. Hobart, Launceston and Off-campus, sem 1 (Dr James Chase, Prof. Dirk Baltzly, Dr Ingo Farin)
HPH203 Introduction to Logic. Hobart and Launceston, sem 1 (Dr Richard Corry, Dr David Coady and Dr James Chase)
Advanced units that can count toward a Philosophy major. (Students undertaking a minor in Philosophy can combine the 200-level version with one of the Core second-year units to complete their minor.)
XBR301 War! The moral and legal limits of political violence. Hobart and Off-campus. (Prof. Dirk Baltzly). Can count toward breadth unit requirement or toward Philosophy major (but not both).
In order to complete a Philosophy major, students must undertake
HPH350 Philosophy Capstone. Hobart, Launceston and Off-campus, sem 2. (Dr James Chase and Dr Ingo Farin.
Students can complete a four-unit advanced minor (composed of 200- and 300-level units) in Asian Philosophy by undertaking
HPA376 Indo-Tibetan History, Philosophy & Culture – 25% Summer study abroad unit in India offered every year
HAF104 Gender: Being Human. Hobart and Off-campus, sem 1. (Dr Lucy Tatman)
HAF105 Gender & World. Hobart and Off-campus, sem 2. (Dr Louise Richardson-Self)
HAF318 Special Topic in Gender Studies. Hobart and Off-campus, sem 1 or sem 2.
Students in most degrees at University of Tasmania are required to complete two breadth units as part of their course. If you enjoy Philosophy, you may wish to consider choosing breadth units that involve Philosophy staff.
XBR101 Engaging with Sustainability. Sem 2. (Philosophy, Environmental Science, Health, Business, Education)
XBR105 Good thinking: reasoning skills for life. Sem 1. (Philosophy, Stats)
XBR106 Ethics and Social Responsibility. Sem 1 (Law, Philosophy, Business)
XBR111 Big Decisions: Rational Belief and Action in an Uncertain World, sem 2. (Psychology, Maths, Philosophy)
XBR204 The Sciences and Society. Semester 2 (Chemistry, Philosophy, Politics, Sociology)
XBR301 War! The moral and legal limits of political violence. Sem 2. (Philosophy, International Relations, Law).
Authorised by Head of School, Humanities
25 January, 2017