APPLIED ETHICS

PHI2AET

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Credit points: 15

Subject outline

Applied ethics is concerned with moral problems that arise in private and public life. In this subject, we focus on some of its most controversial topics. In the first part, we address questions concerning life and death, including the sanctity of life, abortion, and euthanasia. In the second part, we look at ethical issues raised by new technologies, including choices about reproduction, genetic enhancement, and sex selection. The third part focuses on social and global issues: the international trade in organs and body parts, global poverty, and the ethics of climate change policy.

SchoolSchool of Humanities & Social Sciences

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorGeorge Vassilacopoulos

Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 2 - UG

Exchange StudentsYes

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites PHI1PPR or permission from subject coordinator.

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Ability to locate, review, analyse and criticise unfamiliar ideas and arguments at an advanced level. Willingness to question one's views and assumptions. Demonstrate advanced ability to use critical reasoning.

Activities:
Research, essay writing, online learning and discussion activites
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Writing
Speaking
Creative Problem-solving
Critical Thinking
Inquiry/ Research

02. Identify and critically analyse complex arguments in texts and other contexts using appropriate methods.

Activities:
Research, essay writing, online learning and discussion activites
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Inquiry/ Research
Critical Thinking
Creative Problem-solving

03. Identify and critically evaluate the underlying issues and problems in debates about complex controversial issues. Analyse and critically evaluate the arguments in these debates and use appropriate strategies to resolve the problems.

Activities:
Research, essay writing, online learning and discussion activites
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Creative Problem-solving
Inquiry/ Research
Critical Thinking

04. Write a well-structured, advanced essay in support of a complex philosophical claim

Activities:
Essay writing, modelling, feedback on essay
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Critical Thinking
Inquiry/ Research
Creative Problem-solving
Writing

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