Ethical Debates in the Social Sciences
|Course code SOCS2300||Units 10||Level 2000||Faculty of Education and ArtsSchool of Humanities and Social Science|
This course is a prescribed course for students enrolled in the Bachelor of Social Science and is also open to all students as an elective.
In this course students are introduced to:
(i) the nature of ethics and moral discourse in the social sciences;
(ii) a range of ethical issues and moral debates that they may encounter in their professional lives; and
(iii) and methods for addressing these ethical issues.
Available in 2014
|Objectives||On successful completion of this course students will be able to: |
1. Demonstrate an understanding of the nature of ethics and moral discourse.
2. Demonstrate an understanding of a range of ethical issues, perspectives and debates relevant to the social sciences.
3. Critically appraise and discuss the relevant literature in written and oral forms.
4. Communicate understanding of ethical issues in written and oral forms, by employing analytical skills enabling them to deal with moral issues and get beyond mere disagreement and ambiguity.
|Content||The course has three parts. |
(i) The first part introduces students to the nature of ethics and moral discourse; the nature of ethical methodology; and the possibilities and limits of ethical discourse and practice.
(ii) The second part concerns a range of ethical issues and moral debates relevant to social science students, which may include one or more of the following: the moral principles underlying ethical debates and ethical research in the social sciences; ethical debates concerning relevant social issues or professional practice;
(iii) The third part introduces students to a range of ethical issues more pertinent to Indigenous centred research in social sciences and to professional practice standards.
|Replacing Course(s)||Not applicable.|
|Assumed Knowledge||40 units of study at 1000 level.|
|Modes of Delivery||Flexible Delivery / Student Centred Learning|
|Contact Hours||Lecture: for 1 hour(s) per Week for Full Term|
Tutorial: for 1 hour(s) per Week for Full Term
|Timetables||2014 Course Timetables for SOCS2300|