School Of Social Sciences And Psychology

Ethics in the Social SciencesWestern Sydney University Unit Code: 101555.3


Student Contribution Band: 1

Level: 2

Credit Points: 10

Unit Enrolment Restrictions
Successful completion of 40 credit points.

About this Unit
This unit introduces students to the nature of western ethics and moral discourses, to ethical methodology and to the possibilities and limits of ethical discourse and practice. It covers the history of the formalisation of ethics as well as its current philosophical, sociological, and professional dimensions. It also deals with various case studies of ethical issues and moral debates students may encounter in their everyday day and professional lives. Students will be invited to reflect on moral discourse(s), their own understanding of morality, and on the use of ethics for social justice and fairness.

Special Requirements - Essential Equipment
Access to a computer and the internet.

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