Philosophy, Morality and Society provides an introduction to how to think about life’s biggest ideas. What is the essence of happiness? Are there any universal ethics? Is morality based on selfishness? This unit analyses and discusses the complexities of morality, happiness and justice.
Provided by OUA in partnership with Macquarie University, the unit provides the basis for how to think philosophically and to critically evaluate complex ideas.
The ideas presented in the unit will be analysed through thought experiments and comparisons to current socio-political issues. You will also gain a command over historically important philosophers and learn to apply complex philosophical ideas to daily life.
Contributing to a Bachelor of Arts, this unit serves as an introduction to philosophical thought. You will learn how to critically analyse complex ideas and apply them to everyday life. Complete the unit with a basic philosophical understanding of happiness, morality and justice.
Through studying Philosophy Morality and Society you will gain skills in textual analysis, respectful and constructive debate and critical writing.
How else will I benefit from this unit?
Upon successful completion of this unit you will receive credit for competencies in Philosophy, Morality and Society from Macquarie University.
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Gain industry-relevant skills and transferrable knowledge.
Government financial support through FEE-HELP or HECS-HELP is available.
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Receive Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) for this unit across a number of OUA’s full degree programs.
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If you are an Australian citizen you may be eligible to receive HECS-HELP or FEE-HELP for this unit, meaning you can defer payment of your fees.
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You may be eligible to receive HECS-HELP or FEE-HELP for this course!
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).
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