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Global Ethical Challenges (8510.4)

Level: Level 2 - Undergraduate Intermediate Unit
Credit Points: 3
HECS Bands:

Band 1 2013-2020 (Expires 31 Dec 2020) Band 2 2021 (Commenced Before 1 Jan 2021) Band 4 2021 (Commenced After 1 Jan 2021)

Faculty: Faculty of Arts and Design
Discipline: Discipline of Communication and Media



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    • Semester 1, 2018, ON-CAMPUS, BRUCE (176403) - View
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    This unit looks at some of the major ethical challenges that face us today as reflective world 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.

    Learning Outcomes

    On successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:

    1. Demonstrate a critical understanding of the major ethical arguments surrounding global challenges; and

    2. Articulate and support their own ethical viewpoints with clear and cogent reasoning.

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    Contact Hours

    Three hours per week.





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