PHL416 Special Topic in Philosophy A (8)


This subject will involve in-depth reading and/or seminars in a topic of contemporary philosophical interest. It provides an opportunity for students to extend their philosophical skills and knowledge within an area of philosophy that is of particular interest to them. Special topic proposals must be negotiated with the appropriate supervisor.

+ Subject Availability Modes and Location

Session 1
DistanceWagga Wagga Campus
Session 2
DistanceWagga Wagga Campus
Continuing students should consult the SAL for current offering details: PHL416
Where differences exist between the Handbook and the SAL, the SAL should be taken as containing the correct subject offering details.

Subject information

Duration Grading System School:
One sessionHD/FLSchool of Humanities and Social Sciences

Assumed Knowledge

A completed Philosophy major or equivalent.

Enrolment restrictions

Bachelor of Arts (Honours)

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this subject, students should:
  • Be able to demonstrate a broad understanding of the chosen special topic
  • Be able to demonstrate an advanced understanding of specific issues relating to the chosen special topic
  • Be able to apply critical thinking and judgment to develop new understanding in relation to the chosen special topic
  • Be able to present a clear and coherent exposition and critical evaluation of philosophical knowledge and ideas relevant to the chosen special topic


The subject will cover the following topics:
  • Topic/s will be set by the appropriate supervisor, in consultation with all Philosophy academic staff members and with the students enrolled in the subject.


The information contained in the 2017 CSU Handbook was accurate at the date of publication: 12 August 2016. The University reserves the right to vary the information at any time without notice.