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CHB5101

Faculty of Arts

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Monash University Handbook 2010 Postgraduate - Unit

12 points, SCA Band 1, 0.250 EFTSL

LevelPostgraduate
FacultyFaculty of Arts
OfferedClayton First semester 2010 (Day)
Clayton First semester 2010 (Off-campus)
Clayton Second semester 2010 (Off-campus)
Coordinator(s)Justin Oakley

Synopsis

This unit aims to provide students with a basic understanding of ethical theory, as a foundation for their studies in bioethics. The unit outlines three main perspectives in normative ethics - Kantianism, Utilitarianism, and Virtue Ethics - and examines several key problems for each of these approaches. The unit also considers certain issues in meta-ethics, such as the question of whether moral judgements must be relative to individuals or cultures, or whether they can be objective.
For further information, see the unit's website at:
http://www.arts.monash.edu.au/bioethics/pgrad/units/chb5101.php

Assessment

Written work: 60% (6000 words)
Take home exam: 40%

Chief examiner(s)

Justin Oakley

Contact hours

3 hours (1 x 3 hour seminar) per week

Additional information on this unit is available from the faculty at:

http://www.arts.monash.edu.au/bioethics/pgrad/units/chb5101.php