Shorter Thesis - Applied Philosophy

Subject 161-517 (2009)

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Credit Points:
Level: Research Higher Degree
Dates & Locations: This is a time-based subject, taught on campus at .
Time Commitment: Total Time Commitment: Total of 10 hours per week.
Prerequisites: Admission to the MA in Applied Philosophy.
Corequisites: None
Recommended Background Knowledge: None
Non Allowed Subjects: None
Core Participation Requirements:

For the purposes of considering request for Reasonable Adjustments under the Disability Standards for Education (Cwth 2005), and Student Support and Engagement Policy, academic requirements for this subject are articulated in the Subject Overview, Learning Outcomes, Assessment and Generic Skills sections of this entry.

It is University policy to take all reasonable steps to minimise the impact of disability upon academic study, and reasonable adjustments will be made to enhance a student's participation in the University's programs. Students who feel their disability may impact on meeting the requirements of this subject are encouraged to discuss this matter with a Faculty Student Adviser and Student Equity and Disability Support:


Prof Cecil Anthony John Coady


Dr Jeremy Moss
Subject Overview: A minor thesis based on original research, on a topic to be approved by the course coordinator.
Students who successfully complete this subject should...
  • have gained experience in the production of a sustained piece of philosophical writing;
  • made a contribution towards the solution of the selected question;
  • completed a thesis based on original research and revealing an awareness of current theoretical directions in their chosen field.
Assessment: A Thesis of 20-22,000 words
Prescribed Texts:
Breadth Options:

This subject is not available as a breadth subject.

Fees Information: Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date
Generic Skills:
  • undertake advanced study in a specialized branch of philosophy as determined by the student;
  • acquire research skills and an understanding of the methods required for advanced research in philosophy;
Related Course(s): Master of Arts in Philosophy(Adv Seminars and Shorter Thesis)(CAPPE)

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