Undergraduate Course: Applied Ethics (LLLI07003)
|School||Centre for Open Learning
||College||College of Humanities and Social Science
|Credit level (Normal year taken)||SCQF Level 7 (Year 1 Undergraduate)
||Availability||Not available to visiting students
|Summary||This is a for-credit course offered by the Centre for Open Learning (COL); only students registered with COL 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.
Content of course
3. Equality and Affirmative Action
4. Environmental Ethics
5. Animal Rights
6. Business Ethics
7. Crime and Punishment
9. Terrorism and Torture
10. World poverty
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
||Other requirements|| None
Course Delivery Information
|Academic year 2017/18, Not available to visiting students (SS1)
||Lifelong Learning - Session 3
|Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info)
Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 2,
Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours
|Assessment (Further Info)
|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.
|No Exam Information
On completion of this course, the student will 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.
|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. |
Singer, P., ed., 1993. A Companion to Ethics. Oxford: Blackwell.
John Gordon's (course tutor) website: http://www.glaucon.pwp.blueyonder.co.uk
Handouts will be made available on a weekly basis.
|Graduate Attributes and Skills
|Course organiser||Mr James Mooney
Tel: (0131 6)50 3077
|Course secretary||Mr Benjamin Mcnab
Tel: (0131 6)51 4832