2007 HPA242 Law, Society and Morality

Unit Level: Intermediate

Available as a Student Elective: Yes

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See also   HPA342


Unit Sem 1 Sem 2 Full Yr Spring Summer Winter
HPA242 Distance(H,L,W,I,N)

Key Semester Dates
Semester Campus Attendance Note Start Date Census Date Final WW Date* End Date
Sem 2 H Distance 16-JUL-2007 10-AUG-2007 03-SEP-2007 19-OCT-2007
Sem 2 I Distance 16-JUL-2007 10-AUG-2007 03-SEP-2007 19-OCT-2007
Sem 2 L Distance 16-JUL-2007 10-AUG-2007 03-SEP-2007 19-OCT-2007
Sem 2 N Distance 16-JUL-2007 10-AUG-2007 03-SEP-2007 19-OCT-2007
Sem 2 W Distance 16-JUL-2007 10-AUG-2007 03-SEP-2007 19-OCT-2007

* 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).

Offered in Courses: [L3D] [R3A] [R3K]
This unit can be taken in other courses
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This is a fully on-line unit in applied philosophy. Students will consider the relationship between the individual and the State, which encompasses the relations between one's personal life, fellow citizens and the law. The unit begins with an introduction to some philosophical accounts of the basis of social life and the moral justification of law. It goes on to consider a range of contemporary social issues. Many of the debates canvassed in the unit concern the scope of personal liberty, especially in relation to sexuality and the family. Topics include morality within the family; sexuality and marriage law; reproductive rights, surrogacy and the law; sado-masochism and assault.

WEIGHT: 12.5%

ASSESSMENT: 2,000-word assignment (40%), 2-hr exam (40%), online tutorial participation (20%)

TEACHING PATTERN: web-based delivery only, includes online tutorials.

Note: Class attendance may still be required

   Fully online - H,I,L,N,W
This unit is taught entirely online
About Flexible Study Options

Prereq 25% level 100 Philosophy or, where appropriate, 12.5% level 100 Philosophy and 12.5% level 100 Arts
M.Excl HHP271/371, HSP212/312

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STAFF: Dr K Atkins

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