ETHICS: PRIVATE AND PUBLIC
Credit points: 15
This subject is concerned with moral problems that arise in private and public life. We will focus on a selection of controversial topics drawn from a number of areas. One of these may concern questions of life and death, including the sanctity of life, abortion, and euthanasia. Another may focus on ethical issues raised by new technologies, such as the use of drones in war, reproductive choice, genetic enhancement, and sex selection. In any one year we may also examine social issues, such as stereotyping, bullying or racism, and/or global issues, such as the international trade in organs and body parts, global poverty, and the ethics of climate change policy.
SchoolHumanities and Social Sciences
Subject Co-ordinatorRichard Heersmink
Available to Study Abroad/Exchange StudentsYes
Subject year levelYear Level 2 - UG
Available as ElectiveYes
Learning ActivitiesIn forum posts and replies identify ideas or claims in the set texts that you believe reveal their underlying assumptions and cultural contexts and explain how these impact on the strength of an argument. Read set passages from key texts, think about and answer a series of questions about the propositions they make. Choose one of the main research topics, read the set text, think about and discuss a philosophical claim and objections with a view to developing a coherent argument.
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Melbourne (Bundoora), 2021, Semester 1, Blended
Maximum enrolment sizeN/A
Subject Instance Co-ordinatorRichard Heersmink
Lecture/SeminarWeek: 10 - 22
One 2.00 h lecture/seminar per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.
TutorialWeek: 10 - 22
One 1.00 h tutorial per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.
Task 1 Blog posts and replies to other students (1200 words)
Task 2: Staged research essay stage one: annotated bibliography and proposal (800 words)
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Task 2 Staged research essay stage two: Essay (2000)
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