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Social and Political Ethics, 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   721A49
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 social and political ethics,
- account for and analyse theories and problems within the discussion about human rights, justice and liberty,
- describe and critically examine ethical problems and arguments in the discussion about human rights, justice and liberty,
- argue for a chosen position in the discussion about social and political ethics,
- express an open and critical attitude to positions and arguments.
The course focuses on ethical theories and ethical problems relevant within the field of social and political ethics. One central topic is human rights. Another is the concept of social justice, its different interpretations, its connections to liberty and equality, and the various suggested ways of its implementation. Contemporary texts in this area are studied. The course also deals with problems of professional ethics in public administration.
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
Active participation in seminar discussions is required. The course is examined by a paper assignment. 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 twice 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 bachelor's degree/kandidatexamen of at least 180 ECTS credits or the equivalent.
Documented knowledge of English equivalent to Engelska B/Engelska 6.
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.
Social and Political Ethics, advanced course
Social and Political Ethics, advanced course
Department responsible
for the course or equivalent:
IKK - Department of Culture and Communication
Registrar No: 2013-00463   Course Code: 721A49      
    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