Philosophy Methods

Subject PHIL90024 (2013)

Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2013.

Credit Points: 6.25
Level: 9 (Graduate/Postgraduate)
Dates & Locations:

This subject is not offered in 2013.

Time Commitment: Contact Hours: one hour per week across 2 consecutive semesters.
Total Time Commitment:

an average of 5 hours per week.


Enrty into a Masters by Advanced Seminar and Shorter Thesis in philosophy (102NC or 102CP)


Students will also be enrolled in one of the following thesis subjects: PHIL90003 or PHIL90011.

Recommended Background Knowledge:

Students enrolling this subject must have completed an honours degree in Philosophy with a thesis component.

Non Allowed Subjects:


Core Participation Requirements:

For the purposes of considering request for Reasonable Adjustments under the disability Standards for Education (Cwth 2005), and Students Experiencing Academic Disadvantage Policy, academic requirements for this subject are articulated in the Subject Description, Subject Objectives, Generic Skills and Assessment Requirements of this entry.The University is dedicated to provide support to those with special requirements. Further details on the disability support scheme can be found at the Disability Liaison Unit website:

Subject Overview:

This subject provides an introduction to research presentation, university level teaching and core areas of contemporary philosophical research.


Students who sucessfully complete this subject will have:

  • enhanced general knowledge of contemporary work in their discipline outside their speciality
  • an understanding of philosophical pedagogy


One 5000 word paper to be submitted for evaluation (75%). This paper will be presented and defended in one seminar as a lead paper or in two seminars as respondent (25%)

Hurdle Requirement: Students are required to attend a minimum of 75% of classes in order to pass this subject. Regular participation in class is required. Assessment submitted late without an approved extension will be penalised at 2% per working day. In-class tasks missed without approval will not be marked. All pieces of written work must be submitted to pass this subject.

Prescribed Texts:

A list of core Philosophical readings will be available, as well as readings which will supplement the seminars.

Breadth Options:

This subject is not available as a breadth subject.

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Generic Skills:

Students who sucessfully complete this subject will:

  • be able to communicate their research findings in a clear and intelligible manner
  • have refined their skills in crafting persuasive written arguments
  • improved their understanding of and capacity for tertiary level pedagogy
Links to further information:
Related Course(s): Master of Arts in Philosophy (Advanced Seminars and Shorter Thesis)
Master of Arts in Philosophy(Adv Seminars and Shorter Thesis)(CAPPE)

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