A distinctive feature of the philosophy study area is its focus on Asian philosophy, psychoanalysis and philosophy as practised in continental Europe. In individual units you cover questions dealing with the nature of human existence; value, belief and purpose; and knowledge and belief.

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MJ-A000048 (major)

MN-A000048 (minor)


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

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  • To complete a Major sequence in Philosophy select eight (8) credit points as outlined below;
  • To complete a Minor sequence in Philosophy select any four (4) units from below, including a minimum of one (1) credit point at level one, and no more than one (1) credit point at level 3

Complete 2 units from level 1, selected from:

  • World Religions ASR100
  • Freedom and Power: Existentialism and Beyond ASP109
  • Love, Sex and Death ASP129
  • Complete 4 units from level 2, selected from:

  • Introduction to Logical Reasoning ASP208
  • Justice and Equality ASP214
  • Philosophy, Happiness, and the Good Life ASP215
  • Ethics in Global Society ASP216
  • Freud and Philosophy ASP224
  • Philosophies of Religion: Western, Asian, and Contemporary Inquiries ASP227
  • Philosophy, Art, Film ASP228
  • Buddhist Studies in India ASP263
  • Plato and Nietzsche ASP210
  • Complete the following 2 units from level 3:

  • 20th Century French Philosophy ASP309
  • Language and Reality ASP326
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