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Philosophy - unit set code MJ-A000048

Burwood (Melbourne), Waurn Ponds (Geelong), Cloud (Online)


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  


Trimester 2

ASP102 World Religions  

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 Plato and Nietzsche  

ASP208 Introduction to Logical Reasoning  

ASP209 Freedom and Subjectivity  

ASP214 Justice and Equality  

ASP215 Philosophy, Happiness, and the Good Life  


Trimester 2

ASP216 Ethics in Global Society  

ASP224 Freud and Philosophy  

ASP326 Language and Reality  

ASP227 Philosophies of Religion: Western, Asian, and Contemporary Inquiries  

ASP228 Philosophy, Art, Film  

Trimester 3

ASP102 World Religions  *

ASP129 Love, Sex and Death  *

* ASP102 and ASP129 are offered via Cloud (online) only in trimester 3.

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