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Ethical Theory and Moral Practice, advanced course, 7,5 ECTS Credits
COURSE CATEGORY   Single Subject Course
MAIN FIELD OF STUDY   Applied Ethics - TEE
SUBJECT AREA   Other social sciences – SA9
  COURSE CODE   721A47
On completion of the course, the students should on an advanced level be able to
- account for and analyse, theories and problems within the field of ethics and applied ethics,
- develop a theoretically informed argumentation in specific problem areas of applied ethics
- formulate theory-based policy recommendations and assessment regarding moral issue in one specific professional setting,
- express an open and critical attitude to positions and arguments.
Until recently, the term 'applied ethics' was taken quite literally: the application of ethical theory to issues in practical life. Nowadays, many ethicists acknowledge that the relationship between ethical theory and moral practice might be more interactive. Moral choices may be guided or criticised from the perspective of some ethical theory. Theories may also be criticised and adjusted from the point of view of well-considered moral judgements concerning concrete problems. In this course, various normative ethical theories will be studied, like natural law theory, utilitarianism, kantianism and virtue ethics. The student will learn to apply the theories to practical problems and to criticise and evaluate the theories in the light of their implications for practice.
In the course, students read and analyse texts, participate in group discussions, write papers and are actively involved in seminar discussions. In addition, lectures are provided. Homework and independent study are a necessary complement to the course. Language of instructions: English.
The course is examined by oral presentations and writing a paper. Detailed information about the examination can be found in the course’s study guide.

Students failing an exam covering either the entire course or part of the course two times are entitled to have a new examiner appointed for the reexamination.

Students who have passed an examination may not retake it in order to improve their grades.

A bachelors degree/kandidatexamen of at least 180 ECTS credits or the equivalent. Documented knowledge of English equivalent to Engelska B/Engelska 6 i.e. English as native language or an internationally recognized test, e.g. TOEFL (minimum scores: Paper based 575 + TWE-score 4.5, and internet based 90), IELTS, academic (minimum score: Overall band 6.5 and no band under 5.5), or equivalent.
The course is graded according to the ECTS grading scale A-F
Course certificate is issued by the Faculty Board on request. The Department provides a special form which should be submitted to the Student Affairs Division.
The course literature is decided upon by the department in question.
Planning and implementation of a course must take its starting point in the wording of the syllabus. The course evaluation included in each course must therefore take up the question how well the course agrees with the syllabus.

The course is carried out in such a way that both men´s and women´s experience and knowledge is made visible and developed.
Ethical Theory and Moral Practice, advanced course
Ethical Theory and Moral Practice, advanced course
Department responsible
for the course or equivalent:
IKK - Department of Culture and Communication
Registrar No: 2013-00463   Course Code: 721A47      
    Exam codes: see Local Computer System      
Subject/Subject Area : Applied Ethics - TEE          
Level   Education level     Subject Area Code   Field of Education  
A1X   Advanced level     TEE   SA  
The syllabus was approved by the Board of Faculty of Arts and Science 2013-09-20