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Undergraduate - Area of study

Students who commenced study in 2015 should refer to this area of study entry for direction on the requirements; to check which units are currently available for enrolment, refer to the unit indexes in the the current edition of the Handbook. If you have any queries contact the managing faculty for your area of study.

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This area of study entry applies to students commencing this course in 2015 and should be read in conjunction with the relevant course entry in the Handbook. Any units listed for this area of study relate only to the 'Requirements' outlined in the Faculty of Business and Economics component of any bachelors double degrees.

Managing facultyFaculty of Business and Economics


  • Unit codes that are not linked to their entry in the Handbook are not available for study in the current year.


Philosophy and politics complements study in commerce and economics. To understand fully the challenges of modern society requires complementary disciplinary study and analysis. Philosophy helps in reasoning logically and in considering the ethical implications of decisions and policies. Politics assists in understanding how government and institutions affect decision-making and public policy.


To complete the philosophy and politics* major in the Bachelor of Commerce, Bachelor of Commerce Scholars Program, Bachelor of Economics or Bachelor of Economics Advanced with Honours or related double degrees students must complete the following units from the Faculty of Arts:

(a.) Four units (24 points) from the philosophyphilosophy ( area of study

(b.) Four units (24 points) from the politicspolitics ( area of study

The units must include two units (12 points) at level one and one unit (six points) at each of second and third-year levels from both philosophy and politics.

* Philosophy and politics can only be completed as a second major and may not be available in all double degrees.

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Relevant courses

  • 0179 Bachelor of Commerce
  • 1319 Bachelor of Commerce and Bachelor of Economics
  • 4419 Bachelor of Commerce Scholars Program
  • 0023 Bachelor of Economics