Global Ethical Challenges (11145.1)
|Level:||Level 1 - Undergraduate Introductory Unit|
|Faculty:||Faculty of Arts and Design|
|Discipline:||School of Arts and Communications|
UC - Canberra, Bruce
Year Teaching Period Convener Mode of Delivery 2020 Semester 2 DR Annie MCCARTHY (Ph: +61 2 62015719 ) ON-CAMPUS 2021 Semester 2 DR Annie MCCARTHY (Ph: +61 2 62015719 ) ON-CAMPUS
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This unit looks at some of the major ethical challenges that face us today as reflective global citizens. These include questions about the morality of war, terrorism and torture; how we should manage the conflict between demands for economic development and the need to protect the environment; and what, if anything, we are morally obliged to do in response to the huge inequalities of wealth and opportunity that exist in the world. The overall purpose of the unit is not to promote any particular moral viewpoint, but to encourage students to critically analyse the conflicting arguments around these issues, and to develop and articulate their own reasoned moral responses to them.
After successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:
1. Interpret and apply a range of theoretical positions to the process of ethical reasoning;
2. Analyse the major ethical arguments surrounding key global challenges; and
3. Articulate and support with clear and cogent reasoning their own ethical viewpoints on those global challenges.
Three hours of 1.5 hour lecture and 1.5 hour tutorial on-campus per week.
8510 Global Ethical Challenges.
- ARB005 Bachelor of Arts (Global Studies)
- ARSC03 Bachelor of Arts/ Bachelor of Laws
- ARAR01 Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Communication and Media
- ARSC01 Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Science in Psychology
- MGAR03 Bachelor of Business/ Bachelor of Arts
- SCAR02 Bachelor of Politics and International Relations/ Bachelor of Arts
- ARMG02 Bachelor of Arts/ Bachelor of Event and Tourism Management