Philosophy Papers at Tauranga (2024)
Philosophy exposes and addresses problems, including ethical problems, problems about science, logical problems and problems about the nature of reality.
Philosophy is available as a first major for the Bachelor of Arts (BA), the Bachelor of Climate Change (BCC), and the Bachelor of Social Sciences (BSocSc). Philosophy may also be taken as a second major or minor in other undergraduate degrees, subject to approval of the Division in which the student is enrolled.
To complete Philosophy as a single major for the BA, BCC and BSocSc, students must gain 135 points from papers listed for Philosophy, including 105 points above 100 level, and 60 points above 200 level.
To complete Philosophy as part of a double major for the BA, BCC, BSocSc or other undergraduate degree, students must gain 120 points from papers listed for Philosophy, including 90 points above 100 level, and 45 points above 200 level.
To complete a minor in Philosophy, students must complete 60 points from the papers listed for the Philosophy major, including at least 30 points above 100 level.
For a full list of offerings in this subject, including those available in Hamilton and online, see the Catalogue of Papers. Not all qualifications and subjects can be taken in full in Tauranga. See what can be studied in Tauranga.
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Code Paper Title Points Occurrence / Location PHILO103 Critical Thinking 15.0 24A (Hamilton) & 24A (Online) This paper helps students to engage critically with the sorts of arguments encountered both inside and outside the University. PHILO106 Social and Moral Philosophy 15.0 24A (Hamilton), 24A (Online) & 24A (Tauranga) An investigation of contemporary moral and social issues from a practical ethics perspective. Issues may include abortion, animal welfare, discrimination, euthanasia, freedom of speech, genetic enhancement, privacy, punishment, and your online life. PHILO150 The Big Questions: An Introduction to Philosophy 15.0 24B (Hamilton), 24B (Online) & 24B (Tauranga) An introduction to philosophy that investigates a range of big questions. The big questions may include: does God exist?, does my morality apply to you?, do we have free will?, what is the meaning of life?, and who am I?.
Code Paper Title Points Occurrence / Location MAORI202 Ngā Iho Matua: Māori Philosophy 15.0 24A (Hamilton) This paper examines the philosophical underpinnings of seminal tikanga Maori concepts, and their influence both historically and in contemporary Maori culture. PHILO225 Happiness and Wellbeing 15.0 24A (Hamilton), 24A (Online) & 24A (Tauranga) Drawing on ancient wisdom and modern science, this paper investigates the meaning and value of happiness, and the role it plays in making our lives go well for us.
Code Paper Title Points Occurrence / Location ALPSS591 Research Project 30.0 24X (Hamilton) & 24X (Tauranga) A research report on the findings of a theoretical or empirical or practice-led investigation (up to 12,500 words maximum). ALPSS592 Dissertation 60.0 24X (Hamilton) & 24X (Tauranga) A research report on the findings of a theoretical or empirical or practice-led investigation (up to 25,000 words maximum).
2024 Catalogue of Papers information current as of : 29 November 2023 7:52pm