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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 2019 [Standard Offering]
Credit10
Study areas
  • International Relations and Humanities
Subject fees
  • Commencing in 2018: $4,247
  • Commencing in 2019: $4,290

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.

Enrolment requirements

Requisites: ?

Nil

Restrictions: ?

This subject is not available as a general elective. To be eligible for enrolment, the subject must be specified in the students’ program structure.

Subject outlines

Subject dates

Standard Offering
Enrolment opens15/07/2018
Semester start10/09/2018
Subject start10/09/2018
Cancellation 1?24/09/2018
Cancellation 2?01/10/2018
Last enrolment23/09/2018
Withdraw – Financial?06/10/2018
Withdraw – Academic?27/10/2018
Teaching census?05/10/2018
Standard Offering
Enrolment opens14/07/2019
Semester start09/09/2019
Subject start09/09/2019
Cancellation 1?23/09/2019
Cancellation 2?30/09/2019
Last enrolment22/09/2019
Withdraw – Financial?05/10/2019
Withdraw – Academic?26/10/2019
Teaching census?04/10/2019