Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2012.
|Dates & Locations:|| |
This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2012:Semester 2, Parkville - Taught on campus.
Timetable can be viewed here. For information about these dates, click here.
|Time Commitment:||Contact Hours: 3 (2x 1 hour lectures each week and 1x 1 hour tutorial in weeks 2-12) |
Total Time Commitment:
An average of 8.5 hours each week.
|Recommended Background Knowledge:|| |
One of the following is recommended:
Study Period Commencement:
|Non Allowed Subjects:||
Students who have completed 'Ethical Dilemmas in Life and Society' 161-024 or 672-345 are not permitted to enrol in this subject.
|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/
CoordinatorDr Daniel Halliday
Many of the most important social and political issues confronting 21st century Australia generate ethical controversies. What are our obligations to the environment and to future generations? Are there limits we ought to respect with regard to the creation and destruction of life? How should wealth be distributed? Does the application of our scientific knowledge put important social goods at risk? This subject will provide a way of making sense of these controversies: it will discuss a number of particular issues, possibly including the status of mental illness, abortion, genetic screening and modification, euthanasia, global warming and the responsibilities of corporations.
Students who successfully complete this subject will
A written assignment of 2000 words 50% (due mid-semester), a 2-hour written examination 50% (at the end of semester).
Hurdle Requirements: This subject has a minimum hurdle requirement of 75% tutorial attendance. Regular participation in tutorials is required. Assessment submitted late without an approved extension will be penalised at 10% per day. After 5 working days late assessment will not be marked. In-class tasks missed without approval will not be marked. All pieces of written work must be submitted to pass this subject
|Prescribed Texts:|| |
A subject reader will be available at the start of semester.
|Breadth Options:|| |
This subject potentially can be taken as a breadth subject component for the following courses:
You should visit learn more about breadth subjects and read the breadth requirements for your degree, and should discuss your choice with your student adviser, before deciding on your subjects.
|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/|
Postgraduate Diploma in Professional Ethics |
History and Philosophy of Science |
History and Philosophy of Science Major
|Related Breadth Track(s):||
Ethics && Political Philosophy |
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