ETHICAL COMMUNICATION

STC1ECO

2014

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

Communicating and acting ethically are essential to our everyday living in the marketplace, with co-workers, family and friends. In this subject students will develop awareness of, and improve, their own practice of communication ethics by reflecting on the fundamental ethical ideas of major philosophers such as Aristotle, Kant, Nietzsche, Bentham, Mill and Levinas. Students will develop and evaluate their own value portrait and learn the benefits of applying it to ethical issues in diverse inter-cultural workplace, media, face-to-face and virtual contexts. As well as learning the practical steps involved in ethical deliberation, decision making and communicating well, they will gain an understanding of the significance of critically questioning the main ethical theories that underpin social relations.

FacultyFaculty of Humanities & Social Sciences

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorToula Nicolacopoulos

Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 1 - UG

Exchange StudentsYes

Subject particulars

Subject rules

PrerequisitesN/A

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditions This subject is a compulsory subject for ABSC/ABSCB and is an elective for Bach of Science (Application in Society).

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Bendigo, 2014, Semester 2, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorSusan Gillett

Class requirements

Lecture/Seminar Week: 31 - 43
One 3.0 hours lecture/seminar per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via blended.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments%
One Essay 1800 words45
One Essay 1800 words45
One Writing Exercise 400 words10

Melbourne, 2014, Semester 2, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorToula Nicolacopoulos

Class requirements

Lecture/Seminar Week: 31 - 43
One 2.0 hours lecture/seminar per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via blended.

Scheduled Online Class Week: 31 - 43
One 1.0 hours scheduled online class per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via blended.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments%
One Essay 1800 words45
One Essay 1800 words45
One Writing Exercise 400 words10