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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
Credit level (Normal year taken)SCQF Level 7 (Year 1 Undergraduate) AvailabilityNot available to visiting students
SCQF Credits10 ECTS Credits5
SummaryThis 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.
Course description 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
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
Pre-requisites Co-requisites
Prohibited Combinations Other requirements None
Course Delivery Information
Academic year 2014/15, Not available to visiting students (SS1) Quota:  10
Course Start Lifelong Learning - Session 2
Timetable Timetable
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 )
Assessment (Further Info) Written Exam 0 %, Coursework 100 %, Practical Exam 0 %
Additional Information (Assessment) 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.
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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.
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.
Additional Information
Graduate Attributes and Skills Not entered
KeywordsNot entered
Contacts
Course organiserMr James Mooney
Tel: (0131 6)50 3077
Email: james.mooney@ed.ac.uk
Course secretaryMrs Sabine Murdoch
Tel: (0131 6)51 1855
Email: Sabine.Murdoch@ed.ac.uk
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