• Offered by School of Philosophy
  • ANU College ANU College of Arts and Social Sciences
  • Course subject Philosophy
  • Areas of interest Philosophy

This course will examine a range of issues in applied ethics, including abortion, euthanasia, suicide, issues in medical and professional ethics, and issues relating to cloning and transgenic research, as a means through which to give students skills to deal with issues in applied ethics, more generally.

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:

Upon successful completion of this course, student will be able to:

1.Describe the main features of a few theories of ethics.
2.Discuss verbally the views of yourself and others on issues in applied ethics.
3.Provide a coherent written argument for a specific position on two issues inapplied ethics.
4.Understand philosophical texts and draw out the main arguments.
5.Properly structure and reference academic essays.

Indicative Assessment

One 500 word short piece of work (10% [learning outcome 1]
Two 2,000 word essays (40% each) [learning outcomes 2-5]
Tutorial participation (10%) [learning outcomes 2-4]

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Workload

26 Lectures; 12 tutorials; it is expected that students will undertake on average seven hours a week on private study or preparation for assessment (total workload of 130 hours over the semester).

Requisite and Incompatibility

To enrol in this course you must have completed 6 Units of Philosophy (PHIL) Courses, or by permission of course convenor.

Preliminary Reading

* Singer, P (ed.), Applied Ethics, Oxford U.P.
* Glover, J, Causing Death and Saving Lives

Majors

Minors

Fees

Tuition fees are for the academic year indicated at the top of the page.  

If you are a domestic graduate coursework or international student you will be required to pay tuition fees. Students continuing in their current program of study will have their tuition fees indexed annually from the year in which you commenced your program. Further information for domestic and international students about tuition and other fees can be found at Fees.

Student Contribution Band:
1
Unit value:
6 units

If you are an undergraduate student and have been offered a Commonwealth supported place, your fees are set by the Australian Government for each course. At ANU 1 EFTSL is 48 units (normally 8 x 6-unit courses). You can find your student contribution amount for each course at Fees.  Where there is a unit range displayed for this course, not all unit options below may be available.

Units EFTSL
6.00 0.12500
Domestic fee paying students
Year Fee
1994-2003 $1164
2004 $1926
2005 $2286
2006 $2286
2007 $2286
2008 $2286
2009 $2286
2010 $2358
2011 $2424
2012 $2472
2013 $2472
2014 $2478
International fee paying students
Year Fee
1994-2003 $2574
2004 $2916
2005 $3132
2006 $3132
2007 $3132
2008 $3240
2009 $3240
2010 $3240
2011 $3240
2012 $3240
2013 $3240
2014 $3246
Note: Please note that fee information is for current year only.

Offerings, Dates and Class Summary Links

The list of offerings for future years is indicative only.
Class summaries, if available, can be accessed by clicking on the View link for the relevant class number.

First Semester

Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date Mode Of Delivery Class Summary
3201 16 Feb 2015 06 Mar 2015 31 Mar 2015 29 May 2015 In Person N/A

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