Applied Ethics

University College Dublin

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Applied Ethics

  • Host University

    University College Dublin

  • Location

    Dublin, Ireland

  • Area of Study

    Ethics, Philosophy

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Course Level Recommendations


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    Hours & Credits

  • ECTS Credits

  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
    2.5 - 3
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
    3.75 - 4.5
  • Overview

    This module will examine certain metaphysical and ethical questions surrounding human death. What is death,
    exactly: a process or a state, or simply an end-point? What does the necessity of death (at a determinate but
    unknown time in the future) mean for our lives in the present? What would resurrection and immortality entail,
    exactly? Can a cadaver be harmed or wronged? Can a person?s life be tarnished by what happens to their
    projects after their death? Why can I decide, and why do I care, what happens to my organs and to my property,
    when neither will be ?mine? after I die? Why is suicide not like any other choice one can make? Why is
    dementia sometimes called a ?living death?? Should euthanasia (in some form) be legalised?

Course Disclaimer

Courses and course hours of instruction are subject to change.

Credits earned vary according to the policies of the students' home institutions. According to ISA policy and possible visa requirements, students must maintain full-time enrollment status, as determined by their home institutions, for the duration of the program.

ECTS (European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System) credits are converted to semester credits/quarter units differently among U.S. universities. Students should confirm the conversion scale used at their home university when determining credit transfer.

Please reference fall and spring course lists as not all courses are taught during both semesters.

Please note that some courses with locals have recommended prerequisite courses. It is the student's responsibility to consult any recommended prerequisites prior to enrolling in their course.