PHL101 Applied Ethics (8)


In this subject philosophical techniques and theories are applied to issues of practical concern and controversy - particularly issues concerning the beginning or the ending of human life.

+ Subject Availability Modes and Location

Session 1
InternalWagga Wagga Campus
DistanceWagga Wagga Campus
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Subject information

Duration Grading System School:
One sessionHD/FLSchool of Humanities and Social Sciences

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this subject, students should:
- be able to demonstrate a grasp of basic philosophical techniques of analysis and argument
- be able to demonstrate a basic understanding of central ethical theories
- be able to apply their skills of analysis and argument and their understanding of theories to the clarification and resolution of the particular practical moral problems/issues addressed in the Syllabus.


The subject will cover the following topics:
Philosophical Theory a) The analysis and evaluation of philosophical arguments concerning the practical problems addressed. b) The appreciation and evaluation of central ethical theories applied to the practical problems addressed. Applications - Practical moral problems/issues concerning the beginning or ending of human life, including abortion, research on embryos, infanticide, euthanasia


The information contained in the 2016 CSU Handbook was accurate at the date of publication: 06 September 2016. The University reserves the right to vary the information at any time without notice.