|Year of offer||2019|
|Subject level||Undergraduate Level 1|
|Fees||Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date|
This subject will provide a foundation in ethical, political, and economic methodologies that will be bought to bear on the analysis and evaluation of the processes and institutions that shape society. Areas of major public debate concerning justice and the distribution of resources will be examined from the perspective of philosophy, politics and economics, with experts from these fields helping to develop the skills to understand and respond to the challenges in creating a healthy, just society. In particular, we will consider the nature of justice and its relation to equality and freedom; the features and morality of a free market; how we should distribute health resources; the ethics of climate change; and what moral obligations we have to the wellbeing of those in other countries.
Intended learning outcomes
Students completing this subject should:
- appreciate how the theoretical insights and methodological tools of all three disciplines can be applied to the analysis of complex issues;
- be able to demonstrate knowledge of the links between the disciplines, as well as the way in which their perspectives can both cohere and conflict;
- understand some of the main traditional and contemporary theories within the disciplines of philosophy, politics and economics;
- be able to evaluate the role of the market in modern society from an economic and philosophical standpoint;
- appreciate different principles that are relevant to thinking about social justice.
Students will develop skills in:
- critical thought, communication, research and organisation;
- the construction and evaluation of normative arguments;
- the analysis of complex issues;
- the identification and use of different theoretical frameworks as they are employed to address issues of social justice, freedom, and equality;
- the ability to analyse concepts and understand the theoretical commitments and practical consequences that follow from them.
Eligibility and requirements
Core participation requirements
The University of Melbourne is committed to providing students with reasonable adjustments to assessment and participation under the Disability Standards for Education (2005), and the Assessment and Results Policy (MPF1326). Students are expected to meet the core participation requirements for their course. These can be viewed under Entry and Participation Requirements for the course outlines in the Handbook.
Further details on how to seek academic adjustments can be found on the Student Equity and Disability Support website: http://services.unimelb.edu.au/student-equity/home
|During examination period||50%|
|From week 1 to week 12||N/A|
Dates & times
- Semester 2
Coordinator Holly Lawford-Smith Mode of delivery On Campus — Parkville Contact hours Total time commitment 170 hours Teaching period 29 July 2019 to 27 October 2019 Last self-enrol date 9 August 2019 Census date 31 August 2019 Last date to withdraw without fail 27 September 2019 Assessment period ends 22 November 2019
Time commitment details
There are no specifically prescribed or recommended texts for this subject.
- Breadth options
- Available to Study Abroad and/or Study Exchange Students
This subject is available to students studying at the University from eligible overseas institutions on exchange and study abroad. Students are required to satisfy any listed requirements, such as pre- and co-requisites, for enrolment in the subject.