|Social and Political Ethics, basic course, 7,5 ECTS Credits|
|AIM OF THE COURSE|
|On completion of the course, the students should have acquired basic knowledge of concepts, theories and problems within the field of social and political ethics,
- basic knowledge of concepts, theories and problems within the discussion about human rights, justice and liberty,
- ability to describe and critically examine ethical problems and arguments in the discussion about human rights, justice and liberty,
- ability to 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.|
|Active participation in seminar discussions is required.
The course is examined by a paper assignment.
Students who have passed an examination may not retake it in order to improve their grades.
At least one year of undergraduate studies and at least 30 ECTS credits in a relevant subject (such as ethics,
philosophy, religious studies, political science etc). Documented knowledge of English. This means a TOEFL-score of at least 550 (213 for the computer-based test) or an equivalent test if your native language is not English. For Swedish residents, "Engelska B" is required.
|The course is graded according to the ECTS grading scale A-F|
|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.