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Minor (2020)

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Title Philosophy
Organisational Unit Creative Media, Arts and Design
Special requirements
Excluded Majors Philosophy
Excluded Minors Ethics
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.
Recommended Majors English and Creative Writing; History; Law; Terrorism and Counterterrorism Studies
Recommended Minors Creative Writing; Modern History; Social Justice in Contemporary Culture


Minor Structure - 12 credit points

100 Level Units - 3 credit points

Specified Electives - 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:PHL217 Meaning and Interpretation - 3 points
MURDOCH: S1-internal, S1-external

PHL205 Metaphysics: Conceptual Engineering - 3 points
Not available this year

PHL209 Artificial Minds vs Real Thoughts - 3 points
Not available this year

PHL222 Science, Power, Knowledge - 3 points
MURDOCH: S2-internal, S2-external

PHL207 Existentialism - 3 points
MURDOCH: S2-internal, S2-external

PHL221 Film and Philosophy - 3 points
Not available this year

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