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Philosophy - unit set code MJ-A000048

Philosophy provides an introduction to most of the central themes in contemporary philosophical studies. A distinctive feature of the major is its focus upon Asian philosophy, psychoanalysis and philosophy as practiced in continental Europe. Individual units cover questions which deal with the nature of human existence; value, belief and purpose; and knowledge and belief.

On successful completion of the Philosophy major sequence, students should have the following skills:

  • an ability to develop and articulate abstract ideas
  • an ability to reflect upon and critique assumptions about life, values and society
  • an ability for logical thinking and rational argument
  • an ability to debate philosophical issues arising in fields such as ethics, political values, knowledge systems, religion and interpersonal relationships.

Level 1

Trimester 1

ASP129 Love, Sex and Death (B, G, X)  


Trimester 2

ASP102 World Religions (B, G, X)  

Levels 2 and 3

Select 6 credit points with at least 2 credit points at level 2 and at least 2 credit points at level 3 from the following:

Trimester 1

ASP307 Philosophy and the Meaning of Life (B, G, X)  

ASP208/ASP308 Introduction to Logical Reasoning (B, G, X)  

ASP209 Freedom and Subjectivity   

ASP214 Political Philosophy (B, G, X)  

ASP215/ASP315 Philosophy, Happiness, and the Good Life (B, G, X)  


Trimester 2

ASP216 Ethics in Global Society (B, G, X)  

ASP224/ASP324 Freud and Philosophy (B, G, X)  

ASP326 Language and Reality (B, G, X)  

ASP227/ASP327 Philosophies of Religion: Western, Asian, and Contemporary Inquiries (B, G, X)  

ASP228 Philosophy, Art, Film (B, G, X)  

Trimester 3

ASP102/ASP202 World Religions (B, G, X)  *

ASP129 Love, Sex and Death (B, G, X)  *

* ASP102, ASP202, ASP129 offered off campus only in trimester 3.

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