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This online unit, provided by Open Universities Australia and Macquarie University, will help you examine the skills and values you have gained through the study of philosophy, and consider how they can be taken forward into further study, professional development, and other areas of life.
The Philosophy Capstone unit provides you with the opportunity to consolidate the knowledge you have gained through the study of philosophy, to review the development of your skills, and to consider how your study of philosophy equips you for the next step in your career.
With a focus on what these skills and values mean in practice, you will examine a range of texts that illustrate the variety of philosophical approaches and represent the 'state of the art' writings and schools of thought in this field. You will use critical thinking and problem-solving skills to unpack these texts, allowing you to develop your creative and analytical skills. You are also encouraged to develop philosophical values, such as intellectual humility and openness to the force of the better argument, which will prepare you for live philosophical debate.
Philosophy Capstone is a unit that ties all previous philosophy units together, and must be the last unit taken for this field of study.
In this Philosophy Capstone unit, the topics you will study include:
This unit is part of a major, minor, stream or specialisation in the following course:
Content may also be relevant to other courses, and could qualify you for Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) for a course offered by another institution.
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This unit is focused on advancing the skills you have gained through your study of philosophy into future work or study. At the completion of this unit, you will have enhanced reasoning, debate, critical thinking, creative and reflective skills. You will also have developed your ability to demonstrate precision of thought and expression in the analysis and formulation of complex and controversial problems. This is a formidable skill set that can be applied to careers in law, government, public service, marketing, journalism, and many more areas that require strong analytical and debate skills.
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If you are an Australian citizen, you may be eligible to receive a government HECS-HELP or FEE-HELP loan, meaning you can defer payment of your fees.
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This course can be paid for through the HECS-HELP or FEE-HELP government loan schemes. If you are an Australian citizen or hold a permanent humanitarian visa, this means you don’t need to pay upfront.
Instead, the Australian government will pay your course fees on your behalf. You’ll begin repaying your loan through the tax system once you start earning more than the minimum threshold of $54,869 (2016-17 income year).Find out more about government study loans here.
Want more information about the career benefits of this course?
Fill out the enquiry form to the right and a study consultant will contact you with the details you need.