Undergraduate Module Descriptor

PHL3113: Practical Ethics

This module descriptor refers to the 2020/1 academic year.

Overview

NQF Level 6
Credits 15 ECTS Value 7.5
Term(s) and duration

This module will run during term 1 (11 weeks)

Academic staff

Dr Kirsten Walsh (Convenor)

Pre-requisites

None

Co-requisites

None

Available via distance learning

No

We confront moral issues and make moral decisions every day, but we don’t always think about them as carefully as we could. In this module, you will engage in debates on contemporary moral and social issues, such as whether we should be vegetarian, what are our moral obligations to strangers, who should be allowed to vote, whether we are ever justified in silencing opinions, and whether the ban on doping in sport is morally justified. Careful consideration of these issues, along with the methods and motivations of applied ethics more broadly, will facilitate the development of analytical and critical skills that will aid you in your broader processes of moral reasoning and in your other academic studies.

There are no pre- or co-requisites for this module.

Module created

11/01/2019

Last revised

11/01/2019