|Social and Political Ethics, 7,5 ECTS Credits|
|AIM OF THE COURSE|
|Students should acquire
- knowledge of concepts, theories and problems within the field of social and political ethics
- ability to analyse ethical problems in the same area.
|The course focuses on theories of ethics and ethical problems relevant within the field of social and political ethics. A central topic is the concept of social justice, its different interpretations, its connections to liberty, equality and culture, its justification and various suggested ways of its implementation. The course also deals with problems of professional ethics in public administration.|
|Teaching comprises lectures and discussion seminars.|
|Active participation in seminar discussions. The course is also examined by the writing of 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.
|Only general admission requirements: Completion of an upper secondary education and skills in English, both written and oral, corresponding to the level of English required in Swedish upper secondary education (eg. a TEOFL-score of at least 500 points for paper based test, 197 points for computer based test or 61 points for internet based test; IELTS with at least 5,0 overall and no part under 4,5, or equivalent)
At least one year of undergraduate studies. 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|
|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.