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Undergraduate | LTU-PHI2EPP | 2024


Course information for 2024 intake

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Start dates
29 July 2024,
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Entry requirements
Prior study needed
12 weeks

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About this subject

  • On successful completion you will be able to:

    1. Locate, review and analyse unfamiliar ideas and arguments using methods that take into account relevant cultural and other background assumptions.
    2. Identify and analyse the underlying issues and problems in contemporary debates about controversial social issues and assess strategies to resolve the problems.
    3. Develop a coherent and well-structured argument in relation to a complex philosophical claim concerning a contemporary social issue.
    4. Critically evaluate normative ethical theories in relation to complex local and global issues.
    5. Apply theoretical approaches to a range of issues to develop skills of ethical analysis that are adaptable and transferrable to emerging problems.

Entry requirements


Past La Trobe University students who have previously completed PHI2AET (Applied Ethics) are ineligible to enrol in this subject.

Additional requirements

No additional requirements

Study load

0.125 EFTSL

This is in the range of 10 to 12 hours of study each week.

Equivalent full time study load (EFTSL) is one way to calculate your study load. One (1.0) EFTSL is equivalent to a full-time study load for one year.

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