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Credit points: 15

Subject outline

In this subject, we explore some basic questions about ethics and political morality. What are the foundations of personal and political morality and values? What makes something good or valuable? Are moral judgments subjective or can they be objective? Are they relative to one's culture or society or can they be universally applicable? Is there a connection between moral values and our psychology? Can our moral judgements be true or false? What kinds of moral values might govern the ways we live together in political society?

SchoolHumanities and Social Sciences

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorToula Diamanto Nicolacopoulos

Available to Study Abroad/Exchange StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 2 - UG

Available as ElectiveYes

Learning ActivitiesClass discussions, reading, thinking, writing. On-learning activities and blogs. Essay writing.

Capstone subjectNo

Subject particulars

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Incompatible subjectsPHI3ETH

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Quota Management StrategyN/A

Quota-conditions or rulesN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Minimum credit point requirementN/A

Assumed knowledgeN/A

Learning resources

Various titles

Resource TypeBook

Resource RequirementPrescribed

AuthorVarious authors



PublisherVarious publishers


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Other descriptionN/A

Source locationN/A

Career Ready


Work-based learningNo

Self sourced or Uni sourcedN/A

Entire subject or partial subjectN/A

Total hours/days requiredN/A

Location of WBL activity (region)N/A

WBL addtional requirementsN/A

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

Graduate Capabilities

Intended Learning Outcomes

01. Identify and review ideas, arguments and debates covered in classes and prescribed texts.
02. Compare and assess ideas, arguments and debates covered in classes and prescribed texts.
03. Organise ideas and formulate and defend an argument in relation to one of the topics addressed in the subject.

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