Contemporary Ethics

University of Glasgow

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Contemporary Ethics

  • Host University

    University of Glasgow

  • Location

    Glasgow, Scotland

  • Area of Study


  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Course Level Recommendations


    ISA offers course level recommendations in an effort to facilitate the determination of course levels by credential evaluators.We advice each institution to have their own credentials evaluator make the final decision regrading course levels.

    Hours & Credits

  • SCQF Credits

  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
  • Overview

    This course introduces the student to some leading contemporary theories in normative ethics.

    This course examines issues in contemporary normative theory, with special emphasis on modern moral virtue theory, feminist ethics and moral particularism. On completion of this module students should have a good critical understanding of a number of interrelated topics concerning what relation an inquiry into practical moral wisdom has to do with philosophical normative theory.
    The student should be able to:
    - Analyse and critically evaluate recent versions of consequentialism, virtue ethics, and their competitors and variants;
    - Explain and critically explain the bearing of epistemological issues on ethics;
    - Engage critically with such recent writers on these issues.

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 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.


This site uses cookies to store information on your computer. Some are essential to make our site work; others help us improve the user experience. By using the site, you consent to the placement of these cookies.

Read our Privacy Policy to learn more.