Units of study

PHIL2617 - Practical Ethics

Semester 1, 2011  |  Credit Points: 6

Coordinator: Andrew Donovan Donnelly

Description

This unit draws on contemporary moral philosophy to shed light on some of the most pressing practical, ethical questions of our time, including euthanasia, abortion, surrogacy, censorship, animal rights, genetic testing and cloning and environmental ethics. By the end of the unit, students should have a good understanding of these practical ethical issues; and, more crucially, be equipped with the conceptual resources to think through new ethical questions and dilemmas as they arise in their personal and professional lives.

Assessments

1x2500 word essay (40%), tutorial participation (10%), tutorial presentation (10%) and 1x2000 word take-home exam (40%)

Textbooks

Readings will be available from the University Copy Centre

Classes

1x2 hour lecture and 1x1 hour tutorial per week

Prerequisites

12 junior credit points

Prohibitions

PHIL2517

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