Bachelor of Arts

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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

ASP129Love, Sex and Death

Trimester 2

ASP102World 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

ASP307Plato and Nietzsche

ASP208Introduction to Logical Reasoning

ASP209Freedom and Subjectivity

ASP214Justice and Equality

ASP215Philosophy, Happiness, and the Good Life

Trimester 2

ASP216Ethics in Global Society

ASP224Freud and Philosophy

ASP326Language and Reality

ASP227Philosophies of Religion: Western, Asian, and Contemporary Inquiries

ASP228Philosophy, Art, Film

Trimester 3

ASP102World Religions *

ASP129Love, Sex and Death *

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

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