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PHIL11-101: Introduction to Philosophy

Description

This subject serves as an introduction to philosophy. It will consider a range of philosophical issues such as the mind-body problem, the existence of God, the nature of truth and reality, free-will and determinism. Students will also be introduced to the works of some of the major philosophers.

Subject details

TypeUndergraduate
CodePHIL11-101
EFTSL0.125
FacultyFaculty of Society & Design
Semesters offered
  • January 2018 [Standard Offering]
  • September 2018 [Standard Offering]
Credit10
Study abroadAvailable to Study Abroad students
Study areas
  • International Relations and Humanities
Subject fees
  • Commencing in 2017: $4,205
  • Commencing in 2018: $4,247

Learning outcomes

1. Demonstrate a familiarity with some of the major thinkers of the West and their ideas.
2. Demonstrate an understanding of the role of philosophy in coming to a fuller understanding of the world and one's place in it.
3. Demonstrate an understanding of and familiarity with the abstract concepts with which philosophy is concerned.
4. Demonstrate a familiarity with the use of standard methods of conceptual and argument analysis.

Prerequisites

No prior knowledge required.

Subject outlines

Subject dates

Standard
Enrolment opens16/07/2017
Semester start11/09/2017
Subject start11/09/2017
Cancellation 1?25/09/2017
Cancellation 2?02/10/2017
Last enrolment24/09/2017
Last withdrawal?06/10/2017
Teaching census?06/10/2017
Standard Offering
Enrolment opens12/11/2017
Semester start15/01/2018
Subject start15/01/2018
Cancellation 1?29/01/2018
Cancellation 2?05/02/2018
Last enrolment28/01/2018
Last withdrawal?09/02/2018
Teaching census?09/02/2018