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2013 HPA242 Law, Society and Morality

Unit Level: Intermediate

Available as a Student Elective: Yes

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See also   HPA342

Not Offered


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.

WEIGHT: 12.5%

ASSESSMENT: HPA242 - 2,000-word assignment (40%), online tutorial participation equivalent to a minimum of 1000 words (20%), 2-hr exam (40%).
HPA342 - 2,500-word assignment (40%), online tutorial participation equivalent to a minimum of 1000 words (20%), 2-hr exam (40%),

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
   Resource supported teaching & learning - H,I,L,N,W
Additional resources are provided for your optional use; e.g. audio taped lectures
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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

STAFF: Dr Linn Miller

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