University of Newcastle
Area of Study
Taught In English
10 units of PHIL courses at 1000 level, or 40 units of any courses at any level.
Course Level Recommendations
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Host University Units10
Recommended U.S. Semester Credits3 - 4
Recommended U.S. Quarter Units4 - 6
Hours & Credits
OverviewA systematic study of a major problem, major theme or major philosopher or group of philosophers; focused on value theory, ethics, and socio-political philosophy.LEARNING OUTCOMES1. Knowledge and familiarity with the approaches taken and issues addressed by philosophers in the area of ethical theory2. Critical skills to deal with these issues and employ these approaches in their thinking about a range of topics in applied ethics.CONTENTThe course will examine the relationship between ethical theory and practice.Some central ethical theories will be introduced, including utilitarianism, duty-based theories, and accounts of the moral importance of the person. These will be discussed in connection with a number of practical moral issues.Practical topics that may be discussed include abortion, euthanasia, infanticide, informed consent, medical experimentation and new reproductive technologies.ASSESSMENT ITEMSEssay: Essay 1Essay: Essay 2
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.