* 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 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.
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.