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Ethical Theory and Moral Practice, basic course, 7,5 ECTS Credits
COURSE CATEGORY   Single Subject Course
MAIN FIELD OF STUDY   Applied Ethics - TEE
SUBJECT AREA   Applied Ethics - TEE
  COURSE CODE   721G10
After completion of the course, the students should on a basic level be able to
- account for comprehensively knowledge of concepts, 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. But 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. Students will learn to apply the theories to practical problems and to criticise and evaluate the theories in the light of their implications for practice.

Sub course 1. Introduction, 2 ECTS
Sub course 1 introduces the field of applied ethics and gives a survey of different subject areas.

Sub course 2. Theory and Practice, 5.5 ECTS
Sub course 2 focuses on the relation between ethical theory and moral 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. Language of instructions: English.
The course is examined by oral presentations and writing a paper

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.

At least one year of full-time 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 equivalent to "Engelska B"; i.e. English as native language or an internationally recognized test, e.g. TOEFL (minimum scores: Paper-based 550 + TWE-score 4.0, computer-based 213 and internet-based 79), IELTS, academic (minimum score: Overall band 6.0 and no band under 5.0), 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, basic course
Ethical Theory and Moral Practice, basic course
Department responsible
for the course or equivalent:
IKK - Department of Culture and Communication
Registrar No: 2009-00139   Course Code: 721G10      
    Exam codes: see Local Computer System      
Subject/Subject Area : Applied Ethics - TEE          
Level   Education level     Subject Area Code   Field of Education  
G1X   Basic level     TEE   SA  
The syllabus was approved by the Board of Faculty of Arts and Science 2009-11-20