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.


Availability

Session 1 (30)
On Campus
Wagga Wagga Campus
Online
Wagga Wagga Campus

Continuing students should consult the SAL for current offering details: PHL101. Where differences exist between the Handbook and the SAL, the SAL should be taken as containing the correct subject offering details.

Subject Information

Grading System

HD/FL

Duration

One session

School

School 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

Syllabus

This 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 CSU Handbook was accurate at the date of publication: January 2020. The University reserves the right to vary the information at any time without notice.

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