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Credit points: 60

Subject outline

Honours students are required to write a research essay (thesis) on an approved topic from an area of philosophy in which they have secured the agreement of a supervisor.

SchoolHumanities and Social Sciences

Credit points60

Subject Co-ordinatorToula Diamanto Nicolacopoulos

Available to Study Abroad/Exchange StudentsNo

Subject year levelYear Level 4 - UG/Hons/1st Yr PG

Available as ElectiveNo

Learning ActivitiesMake a plan of your research essay, setting out the problem and issues you have identified, a statement of how you propose to develop your argument to solve the problem, including how you propose to incorporate the views of others or deal with counter arguments. Develop a statement of your proposed chapters.Conduct a literature search, prepare a review for presentation to your supervisor and subsequent presentation to your peers and incorporation into your research essay.Make a list of questions suggesting possible research angles and outline what you consider to be the problem they address. Choose one set of questions that you consider to be important and set out possible approaches to further your investigation.

Capstone subjectNo

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites Enrolment in the Philosophy Honours Program (AHA)


Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Quota Management StrategyN/A

Quota-conditions or rulesN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Minimum credit point requirementN/A

Assumed knowledgeN/A

Career Ready


Work-based learningNo

Self sourced or Uni sourcedN/A

Entire subject or partial subjectN/A

Total hours/days requiredN/A

Location of WBL activity (region)N/A

WBL addtional requirementsN/A

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

Graduate Capabilities

COMMUNICATION - Communicating and Influencing
INQUIRY AND ANALYSIS - Creativity and Innovation
INQUIRY AND ANALYSIS - Critical Thinking and Problem Solving
INQUIRY AND ANALYSIS - Research and Evidence-Based Inquiry

Intended Learning Outcomes

01. Locate, analyse, synthesise and critically evaluate ideas or arguments central to a philosophical problem in the field of knowledge/inquiry.
02. Present a philosophical problem, identify the field of knowledge/inquiry to which it belongs, develop and justify the steps you will follow in arguing the case for your own solution to the problem.
03. Write a sustained defence of a philosophical claim based on your critical assessment of an issue at the frontiers of philosophical research and debate in the field of knowledge/inquiry under examination.

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