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DRPS : Course Catalogue : School of Philosophy, Psychology and Language Sciences : Lifelong Learning (PPL)

Undergraduate Course: Applied Ethics (LLLI07003)

Course Outline
SchoolSchool of Philosophy, Psychology and Language Sciences CollegeCollege of Humanities and Social Science
Course typeStandard AvailabilityNot available to visiting students
Credit level (Normal year taken)SCQF Level 7 (Year 1 Undergraduate) Credits10
Home subject areaLifelong Learning (PPL) Other subject areaNone
Course website None Taught in Gaelic?No
Course descriptionThis is a for-credit course offered by the Office of Lifelong Learning (OLL); only students registered with OLL should be enrolled. A study of a range of moral issues of topical concern ┐ from terrorism to world poverty. We will examine current philosophical thinking on these issues, and its implication for public policy choices.
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
Pre-requisites Co-requisites
Prohibited Combinations Other requirements None
Additional Costs None
Course Delivery Information
Delivery period: 2013/14 Lifelong Learning - Session 2, Not available to visiting students (SS1) Learn enabled:  No Quota:  10
Web Timetable Web Timetable
Course Start Date 13/01/2014
Breakdown of Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info) Total Hours: 100 ( Seminar/Tutorial Hours 20, Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 2, Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours 78 )
Additional Notes
Breakdown of Assessment Methods (Further Info) Written Exam 0 %, Coursework 100 %, Practical Exam 0 %
No Exam Information
Summary of Intended Learning Outcomes
By the end of this course, students should be able to:
┐ Read and critically evaluate a philosopher┐s argument;
┐ Explain the central elements in a range of philosophical positions in applied ethics;
┐ Identify the wider philosophical and socio-political significance of these positions.
Assessment Information
Open Studies 10 credit courses have one assessment. Normally, the assessment is a 2000 word essay, worth 100% of the total mark, submitted by week 12. To pass, students must achieve a minimum of 40%. There are a small number of exceptions to this model which are identified in the Studying for Credit Guide.
Special Arrangements
None
Additional Information
Academic description Not entered
Syllabus Content of course
1. Abortion
2. Euthanasia
3. Equality and Affirmative Action
4. Environmental Ethics
5. Animal Rights
6. Business Ethics
7. Crime and Punishment
8. War
9. Terrorism and Torture
10. World poverty
Transferable skills Not entered
Reading list Readings from the set text will be prescribed in advance of each class; these will be optional for non-credit students, and mandatory for credit students. Questions for students to consider will be made available, and tutorials will consist principally in discussion of students┐ and the tutor┐s responses to these questions.

Readings
Essential
Singer, P., ed., 1993. A Companion to Ethics. Oxford: Blackwell.
Web sources
John Gordon┐s (course tutor) website: http://www.glaucon.pwp.blueyonder.co.uk
Class handouts
Handouts will be made available on a weekly basis.
Study Abroad Not entered
Study Pattern Not entered
KeywordsNot entered
Contacts
Course organiserMr James Mooney
Tel: (0131 6)50 3077
Email: james.mooney@ed.ac.uk
Course secretaryMrs Diane Mcmillan
Tel: (0131 6)50 6912
Email: D.McMillan@ed.ac.uk
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