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Minor (2020)

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Title Ethics
Organisational Unit Creative Media, Arts and Design
Special requirements
Excluded Majors Philosophy
Excluded Minors Philosophy
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 Ethics is the systematic study of our moral code - the rules by which we live together. Controversies about right and wrong, justice and injustice are rife in contemporary societies. It is often difficult to judge how we should live and how to do the right thing by others - present and future generations. The minor in Ethics introduces students to the major schools of ethical thought and teaches them how to better understand and resolve ethical conflicts.
Recommended Majors Community Development; Law; Terrorism and Counterterrorism Studies
Recommended Minors


Minor Structure - 12 credit points

100 Level Units - 3 credit points

Specified Elective - 3 credit points

Select from the following:
PHL130 Introduction to Philosophy - 3 points
MURDOCH: S2-internal, S2-external

PHL131 Critical and Creative Thinking - 3 points
MURDOCH: S1-internal, S1-external

200 Level Units - 9 credit points

Specified Electives - 9 credit points

Select from the following:
PHL206 Ethics, Responsibility and Justice - 3 points
MURDOCH: UA3-internal, UA3-external

PHL216 Wellbeing and the Good Life - 3 points
MURDOCH: S1-internal, S1-external

PHL210 Applied Ethics: Environment, Animals and Society - 3 points
MURDOCH: S2-internal, S2-external

PHL204 Philosophy, Politics, Economics - 3 points
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