Practical Ethics

Subject 161-027 (2008)

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Credit Points: 12.500
Level: Undergraduate
Dates & Locations:

This subject is not offered in 2008.

Time Commitment: Contact Hours: Thirty two contact hours per semester: two 1-hour lectures per week for the first 11 weeks and a 1-hour tutorial per week beginning the third week of semester
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Prerequisites: At least one single-semester first-year philosophy subject or permission from the Head of School or the subject coordinator.
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Mr Andrew Alexandra
Subject Overview:

In this subject, students should develop an appreciation of the relevance of philosophy to issues of public concern by attention to some significant and controversial areas. These will include the following: the enforcement of morals, war and terrorism, privacy versus security, punishment, slavery.

Assessment: A written assignment of 2000 words 50% (due mid-semester), a second written assignment of 2000 words 47% (due at the end of semester) and tutorial participation 3%.
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Breadth Options:

This subject is not available as a breadth subject.

Fees Information: Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date
Generic Skills:
  • develop the ability to analyse and criticize complex arguments;

  • develop the ability to communicate the results of their work in a clear and well-argued form;

  • develop the ability to bring philosophical skills to bear upon problems in other areas.

Related Course(s): Bachelor of Arts
Diploma in Arts (Philosophy)
Diploma in Arts (Philosophy)
Graduate Certificate in Arts (Philosophy)
Graduate Diploma in Arts (Philosophy)
Graduate Diploma in Social Health (Health Ethics)
Postgraduate Certificate in Professional Ethics
Postgraduate Diploma in Professional Ethics

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