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Co-Major (2020)

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Title Philosophy
Organisational Unit Creative Media, Arts and Design
Special requirements There may be a reduction of choice of units if completing this course in the external mode.
Excluded Majors
Excluded Minors
Internet Access RequirementsMurdoch units normally include an online component comprising materials, discussions, lecture recordings and assessment activities. All students, regardless of their location or mode of study, need to have access to and be able to use computing devices with browsing capability and a connection to the Internet via Broadband (Cable, ADSL or Mobile) or Wireless. The Internet connection should be readily available and allow large amounts of data to be streamed or downloaded (approximately 100MB per lecture recording). Students also need to be able to enter into online discussions and submit assignments online.
Description Philosophy remains an integral part of any comprehensive university education and the discipline upon which the foundations of knowledge rest. All systematic enquiry is ultimately grounded in philosophy and based on philosophical concepts. To have a sophisticated understanding of such conceptual frameworks and the ability to revise and change them are enduring skills which produce leaders and innovators who generate real change. It is in this way that philosophy is of ongoing, if not increasing, value for today's world.
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Recommended Minors


Co-Major Structure - 18 credit points

100 level Units - 3 credit points

Specified Electives - 3 credit points

Select from the following:
PHL130 Introduction to Philosophy - 3 points

PHL131 Critical and Creative Thinking - 3 points

200 Level Units - 12 credit points

Core Units - 9 credit points

PHL207 Existentialism - 3 points

PHL217 Meaning and Interpretation - 3 points

PHL222 Science, Power, Knowledge - 3 points

Specified Electives - 3 credit points

Select from the following:

PHL210 Applied Ethics: Environment, Animals and Society - 3 points

PHL204 Philosophy, Politics, Economics - 3 points

PHL205 Metaphysics: Conceptual Engineering - 3 points

PHL216 Wellbeing and the Good Life - 3 points

PHL221 Film and Philosophy - 3 points

300 Level Units - 3 credit points

Core Unit - 3 credit points

PHL377 Philosophy in Practice - 3 points

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