From January 2019, all ACU undergraduate students who meet the required criteria will have the option to fulfil their two unit Core Curriculum requirements by completing certain philosophy units.

Put philosophy at your Core

The study of philosophy gives you the opportunity to engage in higher-level reflection about major contemporary issues, and training in advanced broad-based critical thinking skills, applicable to a range of professions.

First year units

If you're a first year student who received an ATAR of 75 or higher (or OP 12 or higher in Queensland), you'll have the opportunity to select one of two philosophy units in lieu of UNCC100 Self and Community: Exploring the Anatomy of Modern Society.

You can choose either:

  • PHIL102 Theories of Human Nature
  • PHIL104 Introduction to Ethics.

Final year units

In your final year (or according to your specific course schedule), you may opt to undertake PHIL320 Ethics, Justice and Society in lieu of UNCC300 Justice and Change in a Global World. 

To do this, you must have met one of the following requirements:

  • Received a high credit in PHIL 102 Theories of Human Nature or PHIL104 Introduction to Ethics (72% or above)
  • Attained an overall course GPA of 5.75 or higher (with or without completing a prior unit in philosophy).

Further information

For more information on completing philosophy units as part of your Core Curriculum, please contact:

Professor Raymond Younis
Lead Academic Core Curriculum
Email Professor Younis
Phone: 02 9739 2080

Dr Richard Colledge
Head, School of Philosophy
Email Dr Colledge
Phone: 07 3623 7569


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