- Western Sydney University Minor Code: 0028
Previous Code: SM1076.1
Available to students in other Western Sydney University Programs: Yes. Check that your program has the available credit points required to complete the subjects in this field of study. Any requisite requirements must also be met. Consult your Program Advisor for further advice.
Philosophy has always asked the “big questions” about our lives. These are questions, for example, about the limits of our knowledge, the best way that humans can live together, how we understand the world around us, and what is the good life. A philosophy minor will enable students to develop particular skills and attributes - such as clear thinking, capacities to assess arguments and values, sound understanding of important philosophical views that have always been essential to university scholarship, and which continue to be valuable for graduates in both public and private life.
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To complete a minor in Philosophy, students must complete 40 credit points. At least two subjects must come from the following four foundation subjects
|PHIL 3006||Books that Changed how we Think||10|
|PHIL 1001||Ethics and Philosophy||10|
|PHIL 1006||Introduction to Philosophy||10|
|PHIL 2014||Thinkers That Changed the World||10|
Additional subjects to complete the minor can be chosen from the above four subjects, or from the following pool subjects.
Note: Not all subjects will be offered each year. Subjects will be offered on a rotational basis.
|Level 2 Subject Pool|
|HUMN 2011||Ancient Western Culture: Periclean Athens||10|
|PHIL 2010||The Ethical Life||10|
|PHIL 2015||Thinking Cinema||10|
|PHIL 2016||Truth and Knowledge||10|
|PHIL 2017||Western Political Philosophy||10|
|Level 3 Subject Pool|
|PHIL 3008||Classics of Modern Philosophy||10|
|HUMN 3036||Ethics in Historical Perspective||10|
|LANG 3062||Literature and Philosophy||10|
|PHIL 3010||Philosophies of Love and Death||10|
|PHIL 3012||Philosophy and Environment||10|
|PHIL 3015||Philosophy of History||10|
|PHIL 3018||Philosophy of Race and Racism||10|
|PHIL 3016||Philosophy of Religion||10|
|HUMN 3084||Theories of Conflict and Violence||10|
|CULT 3021||Theories of Authority||10|
|PHIL 3019||Thought and Action in Greece and Rome||10|
|HUMN 3088||Understanding Freedom||10|
|HUMN 3090||Understanding Power||10|
|HUMN 3096||What is the Human?||10|
The subjects listed below count towards completion of this minor for students who have passed these subjects in the list below in 2021 or earlier.
PHIL 3007 - Case Studies in Philosophy: Text
PHIL 2005 - Case Studies in Philosophy: Thinker
BEHV 3013 - Humanities Internship
PHIL 2006 - Key Philosophers
PHIL 2007 - Philosophy and Environment
PHIL 3014 - Philosophy in Focus
PHIL 2008 - Philosophy and the Good Life