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PHIL12-205: Political Philosophy: Freedom, Justice and the State

Description

This subject examines key concepts in democratic and political theory. The question of what it means for citizens to have an equal chance of participation or influence in public affairs will be considered. Other issues to be explored include justice, freedom, rights, democracy and public interest.

Subject details

TypeUndergraduate
CodePHIL12-205
EFTSL0.125
FacultyFaculty of Society & Design
Semesters offered
  • 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. Knowledge of the major theoretical perspectives in contemporary political philosophy.
2. Capacity to engage critically in issues of political philosophy.
3. Capacity to apply political philosophical principles and theories to contemporary issues and problems.
4. Capacity to effectively communicate complex ideas and arguments
5. Appreciation of and respect for a wide variety of political and moral opinion.
6. Capacity to engage in group discussion of contested ideas in an intelligent and cooperative manner.

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