Philosophy Methods

Subject PHIL90024 (2016)

Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2016.

Credit Points: 12.5
Level: 9 (Graduate/Postgraduate)
Dates & Locations:

This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2016:

Semester 1, Parkville - Taught on campus.
Pre-teaching Period Start not applicable
Teaching Period 29-Feb-2016 to 29-May-2016
Assessment Period End 24-Jun-2016
Last date to Self-Enrol 11-Mar-2016
Census Date 31-Mar-2016
Last date to Withdraw without fail 06-May-2016

Timetable can be viewed here. For information about these dates, click here.
Time Commitment: Contact Hours: 18 hours - 1 x 90 minute seminar per week
Total Time Commitment:

170 Hours


Adnmission into the 102NC or MR-ARTSAST Masters by Advanced Seminar and Shorter Thesis program (specialisation Philosophy)

Study Period Commencement:
Credit Points:
RHD First Half Year, RHD Second Half Year
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:


Dr Francois Schroeter



Subject Overview:

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

Learning Outcomes:

Students who sucessfully complete this subject should have:

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

  • One 5,000 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 85% of classes in order 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.

Fees Information: Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date
Generic Skills:

Students who sucessfully complete this subject should:

  • 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(Adv Seminars and Shorter Thesis)(CAPPE)
Related Majors/Minors/Specialisations: MA (AS&&ST) Applied Philosophy
MA (AS&&ST) Philosophy

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