Courses & Units

Introductory Philosophy: Moral and Political Philosophy HPH104

Launceston, Hobart

Introduction

This unit introduces students to moral and political philosophy. Drawing on a range of topics, themes, and methods, this unit explores foundational questions within both moral and political philosophy. As such, this unit provides an introduction to philosophy, the world’s oldest academic discipline, and will help students develop their capacity for critical reflection upon the nature of the human condition. This unit complements HPH105 Introductory Philosophy: Knowledge and Reality, but can be taken independently of that unit.

Summary

Unit name Introductory Philosophy: Moral and Political Philosophy
Unit code HPH104
Credit points 12.5
College/School College of Arts, Law and Education
School of Humanities
Discipline Philosophy and Gender Studies
Coordinator Doctor Graham Wood
Available as student elective? Yes
Delivered By University of Tasmania

Availability

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

Key

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International students
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Key Dates

Study Period Start date Census date WW date End date
Semester 1 21/2/2022 22/3/2022 11/4/2022 29/5/2022

* 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).

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Learning Outcomes

  • demonstrate knowledge of concepts, principles, and methods central to moral and political philosophy
  • apply knowledge of concepts, principles and methods central to moral and political philosophy
  • apply philosophical skills, such as basic argument analysis, reconstruction, and presentation
  • display a constructively critical attitude to belief formation as part of the formation of a philosophical attitude and identity with relation to questions of moral and political philosophy
Field of Education Commencing Student Contribution 1 Grandfathered Student Contribution 1 Approved Pathway Course Student Contribution 2 Domestic Full Fee
091701 $1,828.00 $858.00 not applicable $1,828.00
  • Available as a Commonwealth Supported Place
  • HECS-HELP is available on this unit, depending on your eligibility3
  • FEE-HELP is available on this unit, depending on your eligibility4

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Requisites

Mutual Exclusions

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

HPH101 Philosophy 1: Ethics

Teaching

Teaching Pattern

On campus

Weekly pre-recorded lectures (total of 2 hours) and on-campus tutorial (1 hour)

Off campus

Weekly pre-recorded lectures (total of 2 hours) and online discussion board participation (equivalent to 1 hour)

AssessmentTake home exam (40%)|Quizzes (10%)|1500 word essay (40%)|Tutorial participation (10%)
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Textbooks

Required

Required readings will be listed in the unit outline prior to the start of classes.

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