Ethics: Theory and Practice - ARTS2383

Faculty: Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences

School: School of Humanities and Languages

Course Outline: School of Humanities & Languages

Campus: Sydney

Career: Undergraduate

Units of Credit: 6

EFTSL: 0.12500 (more info)

Indicative Contact Hours per Week: 3

Enrolment Requirements:

Prerequisite: 30 units of credit at Level 1; or 24 units of credit and enrolment in a Philosophy minor in Arts/Law (4782)

CSS Contribution Charge: 1 (more info)

Tuition Fee: See Tuition Fee Schedule

Further Information: See Class Timetable

Available for General Education: Yes (more info)

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Subject Area: Philosophy

In this course you will consider some of the most pressing practical ethical issues faced by society and by individual people in their everyday lives. We will analyse the ethical arguments behind issues such as (but not limited to): climate change, international aid, the market, new technologies or disability. The course will introduce you to key concepts in ethics such as responsibility, justice and well-being. You will be encouraged to examine your own ethical beliefs in the light of these concepts and consider the role that ethics can play in everyday life.

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