Courses & Units

The Right and the Good HPH207

Launceston, Hobart

Introduction

We are all constantly faced with moral questions and questions about human values more generally, but what is morality and what are the foundations of human values? On what grounds do we and should we, base our decisions about morality and values? What is it that makes some actions right and others wrong? What is moral goodness? And what is goodness more generally? This unit studies different approaches to these questions and a select number of theories central to moral philosophy and value theory.

Summary

Unit name The Right and the Good
Unit code HPH207
Credit points 12.5
College/School College of Arts, Law and Education
School of Humanities
Discipline Philosophy and Gender Studies
Coordinator Doctor David Coady
Available as student elective? Yes
Delivered By University of Tasmania

Availability

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

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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

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Learning Outcomes

  • Display specialist understanding of the historical context and content of debates and positions within moral philosophy and value theory more generally.
  • Apply understanding of social, cultural or political implications of philosophical debates and positions within moral philosophy and/or value theory more generally.
  • Apply disciplinary skills of critical analysis and construction and clear communication with flexibility and creativity to identify and solve problems.
  • Demonstrate a constructively critical attitude to belief formation and an appreciation of the synoptic goal of understanding and judgement.
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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Teaching

Teaching Pattern

On campus

Weekly lectures (2 hours) and tutorial (1 hour)

Off campus

Weekly lectures (2 hours) and discussion board participation online

AssessmentTake-home exam (30%)|Presentation (10%)|Essay (50%)| (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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