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2013 HPA101 Philosophy 1: Ethics and Equality

Unit Level: Introductory

Available as a Student Elective: Yes

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OFFERINGS

Unit Sem 1 Sem 2 Full Yr Spring Summer Winter
HPA101 H,L
Distance(H,L,W,I,N)

Key Semester Dates
Semester Campus Attendance Note Start Date Census Date Final WW Date* End Date
Sem 1 H Distance 25-FEB-2013 23-MAR-2013 15-APR-2013 31-MAY-2013
Sem 1 H On Campus 25-FEB-2013 23-MAR-2013 15-APR-2013 31-MAY-2013
Sem 1 I Distance 25-FEB-2013 23-MAR-2013 15-APR-2013 31-MAY-2013
Sem 1 L Distance 25-FEB-2013 23-MAR-2013 15-APR-2013 31-MAY-2013
Sem 1 L On Campus 25-FEB-2013 23-MAR-2013 15-APR-2013 31-MAY-2013
Sem 1 N Distance 25-FEB-2013 23-MAR-2013 15-APR-2013 31-MAY-2013
Sem 1 W Distance 25-FEB-2013 23-MAR-2013 15-APR-2013 31-MAY-2013

* The Final WW Date is the final date from which you can withdraw from the unit without academic penalty, however you will still incur a financial liability (see Withdrawal dates explained for more information).

This unit can be taken in other courses
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DESCRIPTION

Philosophy 1: Ethics and Equality introduces many of the major topics in ethics and political philosophy, and through an examination of past and current texts gives students a philosophical perspective on the contemporary social world. The unit explores foundational questions about ethics (What is the good life? Is morality just a matter of opinion? Must we be good to be happy? What is evil?), the basic assumptions behind our social institutions and political thinking (What justifies the state? What is the point of democracy? Who is equal?), and provides a framework for thinking about contemporary political and ethical issues, such as what makes for a just war, how we should respond to climate change, and how we should treat animals. This unit provides an introduction to the world's oldest academic discipline and will help students to develop the rigorous thinking that is the hallmark of philosophy-a skill that is transferable to almost any walk of life. This unit complements HPA102, but can be taken independently of that unit.

WEIGHT: 12.5%

ASSESSMENT: tutorial participation (10%), 500-word assignment (10%), 2,000-word essay (40%), 2-hr exam (40%)

TEACHING PATTERN:

Internal: 2 hrs lectures, 1-hr tutorial weekly (13 wks)

External: web-based delivery (13 wks)

FLEXIBLE & ONLINE STUDY OPTIONS
Note: Class attendance may still be required

   Web dependent - H,L,W,I,N
Some parts of this unit will be taught online
   Resource supported teaching & learning - H,L,W,I,N
Additional resources are provided for your optional use; e.g. audio taped lectures
About Flexible Study Options

REQUISITE INFO
M.Excl HPA181 and HPA104

TEXTS
Launceston Co-op Bookshop Website - Semester (Sem 1)
Hobart Co-op Bookshop Website - Semester (Sem 1)

STAFF: Staff from the School of Philosophy

FEES
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KEY

Units are offered in attending mode unless otherwise indicated (that is attendance is required at the campus identified). A unit identified as offered by distance, that is there is no requirement for attendance, is identified with a nominal enrolment campus. A unit offered to both attending students and by distance from the same campus is identified as having both modes of study.

Campus - H Hobart, L Launceston, W Burnie. Study Centre - V Sydney, R Rozelle, P Beauty Point. Distance units may also have a campus identifier of I Isolated, N Interstate, O Overseas. Units delivered in Transnational Education (TNE) Programs have a campus identifier of A Hangzhou, F Fuzhou, G Shanghai, K KDU Malaysia, Q Kuwait or Y Hong Kong.

Special approval is required for enrolment into TNE Program units - campuses A, F, G, K, Q and Y click here for more information.



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