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This unit is an introduction to political philosophy. Students will study influential political ideologies, including liberalism, libertarianism, communitarianism, feminism, and Marxism. They will engage with debates about the nature of political values, such as freedom, justice, equality, and democracy. These ideologies and values will be discussed in relation to contemporary issues, such as war, terrorism, the economy, and the environment.

Summary 2020

Unit name Political Philosophy
Unit code HPH204
Credit points 12.5
Faculty/School College of Arts, Law and Education
School of Humanities
Discipline Philosophy and Gender Studies

Dr. David Coady

Teaching staff

Dr. David Coady

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



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Learning Outcomes




25 points at introductory level in any discipline in any faculty


Mutual Exclusions

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

HPA289, HPA389


Teaching Pattern

2 X 1hr lectures weekly, 1 x 1hr tutorial fortnight (13 wks)


3000 words internal assessment (60%); take home exam submitted by MyLo (40%)

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