A systematic study of a major problem or major theme or major philosopher or group of philosophers, focused on value theory, ethics, socio-political philosophy.
Available in 2015
Previously offered in 2014
|Callaghan Campus||Semester 1|
|On-Line from Callaghan||Semester 1|
|Objectives||Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to demonstrate:|
1) Knowledge and familiarity with the approaches taken and issues addressed by philosophers in the area of ethical theory
(2) Critical skills to deal with these issues and employ these approaches in their thinking about a range of topics in applied ethics.
|Content||The course will examine the relationship between ethical theory and practice. Some central ethical theories will be introduced, including utilitarianism, duty-based theories, and accounts of the moral importance of the person. These will be discussed in connection with a number of practical moral issues. Practical topics that may be discussed include abortion, euthanasia, infanticide, informed consent, medical experimentation and new reproductive technologies.|
|Replacing Course(s)||PHIL3830 Applied Ethics|
|Transition||Students who have successfully completed PHIL3830 are not permitted to enrol in PHIL2830|
|Assumed Knowledge||10 units of PHIL courses at 1000 level, or 40 units of any courses at any level.|
|Modes of Delivery||Flexible Delivery / Student Centred Learning|
|Essays / Written Assignments||Assessment will be by two essays, either a minor essay (about 1500 words) and a major essay (around 2,500 words), or two essays of equal length (around 2000 words each). 100%|
|Contact Hours||Lecture: for 2 hour(s) per Week for Full Term|
|Timetables||2015 Course Timetables for PHIL2830|