Political Philosophy

Subject 161-443 (2008)

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Credit Points: 12.500
Level: Undergraduate
Dates & Locations:

This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2008:

Semester 2, - Taught on campus.
Pre-teaching Period Start not applicable
Teaching Period not applicable
Assessment Period End not applicable
Last date to Self-Enrol not applicable
Census Date not applicable
Last date to Withdraw without fail not applicable


Timetable can be viewed here. For information about these dates, click here.
Time Commitment: Contact Hours: A 2-hour lecture/seminar per week
Total Time Commitment: *
Prerequisites: Admission to the postgraduate diploma or fourth-year honours in philosophy.
Corequisites: *
Recommended Background Knowledge: *
Non Allowed Subjects: *
Core Participation Requirements: *


To be advised
Subject Overview:

The subject will examine topics in political philosophy. These may change from year-to-year, but might include issues concerning the state, war, social justice etc.

Assessment: A 5000-word essay 100% (due at the end of semester).
Prescribed Texts: Prescribed Texts:A subject reader will be available.
Breadth Options:

This subject is not available as a breadth subject.

Fees Information: Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date
Generic Skills:
  • develop an understanding of the theoretical bases of influential political ideologies;

  • have refined the skills necessary for original research by developing the capacity to think rigorously, imaginatively and critically about abstract topics;

  • acquire the ability to comprehend and evaluate complex argumentative texts.


Formerly available as 161-046. Students who have completed 161-046 are not eligible to enrol in this subject.

Related Course(s): Master of Arts (Asian Societies)
Postgraduate Certificate in Arts (Philosophy)
Postgraduate Diploma in Arts (Asian Studies)
Postgraduate Diploma in Arts (Philosophy)

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