While you study Thinking Ethically online with Griffith University, in partnership with Open Universities Australia, you will learn the key ideas, problems and arguments in ethics. You will be encouraged to think for yourself about ethics and consider such questions as: what is the basis of an ethical decision? Is there a universal right and wrong? Should we alter ethics to fit different frameworks, such as cultural or social norms?
Once you’ve finished this unit you will know enough about ethical thinking and living to be able to create your own Personal Ethics Statement as a way of finding your way through a forever-changing world.
There are no prerequisites for this unit: anyone can apply. Level 2 units assume an introductory level of prior knowledge in this area.
Areas of study
In this ethics unit, the topics you will study include:
What is ethics?
Critical thinking in thinking ethically
What is privilege?
What is praxis?
Introduction to traditional moral philosophy
Traditional theory one: what is meant by virtue ethics
Traditional theory two: are all Utilitarian ethicists the same?
Traditional theory three: what on earth is deontological ethics?
Universalist, relativist or pluralist
Money, money, money
Questions, answers, conclusion
This unit is a core requirement in the following course:
Bachelor of Arts, Griffith University
Content may also be relevant to other courses, and could qualify you for Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) for a course offered by another institution.
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This course can be paid for through the HECS-HELP or FEE-HELP government loan schemes. If you are an Australian citizen or hold a permanent humanitarian visa, this means you don’t need to pay upfront.
Instead, the Australian government will pay your course fees on your behalf. You’ll begin repaying your loan through the tax system once you start earning more than the minimum threshold of $54,869 (2016-17 income year).
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