Undergraduate Module Descriptor

PHL3113: Practical Ethics

This module descriptor refers to the 2019/0 academic year.

Module Content

Syllabus Plan

Whilst the module’s precise content may vary from year to year, it is envisaged that the syllabus will cover some or all of the following topics in practical ethics:

1)    Animal rights, vegetarianism and the environment.

2)    World hunger and the allocation of scarce resources.

3)    Citizenship, suffrage and the right to vote.

4)    Censorship, pornography and hate speech.

5)    Drugs and sport.

6)    Group responsibility, rape culture and sexual consent.

Learning and Teaching

This table provides an overview of how your hours of study for this module are allocated:

Scheduled Learning and Teaching ActivitiesGuided independent studyPlacement / study abroad

...and this table provides a more detailed breakdown of the hours allocated to various study activities:

CategoryHours of study timeDescription
Scheduled Learning and Teaching Activities16.511 x 1.5 hour lectures
Scheduled Learning and Teaching Activities55 x 1 Hour fortnightly tutorials.
Guided Independent Study45Preparation for lectures and tutorial participation including reading, and preparing reading reports and answers to tutorial questions.
Guided Independent Study83.5Independent research for the first and final essays.

Online Resources

This module has online resources available via ELE (the Exeter Learning Environment).