Applied Ethics

University of Newcastle

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Applied Ethics

  • Host University

    University of Newcastle

  • Location

    Newcastle, Australia

  • Area of Study

    Ethics, Philosophy

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Prerequisites

    10 units of PHIL courses at 1000 level, or 40 units of any courses at any level.

  • Course Level Recommendations


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    Hours & Credits

  • Host University Units

  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
    3 - 4
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
    4 - 6
  • Overview

    A systematic study of a major problem, major theme or major philosopher or group of philosophers; focused on value theory, ethics, and socio-political philosophy.
    1. Knowledge and familiarity with the approaches taken and issues addressed by philosophers in the area of ethical theory
    2. Critical skills to deal with these issues and employ these approaches in their thinking about a range of topics in applied ethics.
    The 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.
    Essay: Essay 1
    Essay: Essay 2

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.