Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2011.
|Dates & Locations:|| |
This subject is not offered in 2011.
|Time Commitment:||Contact Hours: 2 (1x 2 hour seminar each week) |
Total Time Commitment: An average of 10 hours per week
|Recommended Background Knowledge:||Students enrolling in this subject must have completed a Bachelor of Arts degree.|
|Non Allowed Subjects:||None.|
|Core Participation Requirements:||For the purposes of considering request for Reasonable Adjustments under the disability Standards for Education (Cwth 2005), and Students Experiencing Academic Disadvantage Policy, academic requirements for this subject are articulated in the Subject Description, Subject Objectives, Generic Skills and Assessment Requirements of this entry.The University is dedicated to provide support to those with special requirements. Further details on the disability support scheme can be found at the Disability Liaison Unit website: http://www.services.unimelb.edu.au/disability/|
The subject explores the nature and moral significance of sex and the central issues in sexual morality. In the first part we look into the main conceptions of human sexuality: the traditional view of sex as meant for procreation, the 'romantic' view of sex as bound up with love, the understanding of sex as a body language, and the hedonist or 'plain sex' view. In the second part we discuss monogamy, adultery, prostitution, homosexuality, sexual harassment, and rape
Students who successfully complete this subject will
A 5000-word research essay 100% (due at the end of semester).
Hurdle Requirement: Students are required to attend a minimum of 75% of classes in order to qualify to have their written work assessed. Students who fail to meet this hurdle requirement will be deemed ineligible to submit the final piece of assessment for this subject. Regular participation in class is required.
Assessment submitted late without an approved extension will be penalised at 2% per working day. In-class tasks missed without approval will not be marked. All pieces of written work must be submitted to pass this subject.
|Prescribed Texts:|| |
Ethics and Sex (Igor Primoratz) London and New York: Routledge, 1999
Igor Primoratz (ed.), Human Sexuality, Aldershot: Ashgate Publishing, 1997
Alan Soble (ed.), Sex from Plato to Paglia: A Philosophical Encyclopedia, Westport, CN and London: Greenwood Press, 2006
Donald Phillip Verene (ed.), Sexual Love in Western Philosophy, 2 nd edn., Boston: Jones & Bartlett, 1995
|Breadth Options:|| |
This subject is not available as a breadth subject.
|Fees Information:||Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date|
Students who successfully complete this subject will:
|Links to further information:||http://www.philosophy.unimelb.edu.au/cappe/|
Master of Arts (Professional and Applied Ethics) |
Postgraduate Certificate in Professional Ethics
Postgraduate Diploma in Professional Ethics
200 point program - full time over 18 months |
200 point program - full time over 24 months
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