ASP216 - Ethics in Global Society

Unit details

Year:

2023 unit information

Enrolment modes:

Trimester 2: Burwood (Melbourne), Waurn Ponds (Geelong), Online, CBD*

Credit point(s):1
EFTSL value:0.125
Unit Chair:Trimester 2: George Duke
Cohort rule:

Nil

Prerequisite:

Nil

Corequisite:

Nil

Incompatible with:

ASP316, ASP416

Typical study commitment:

Students will on average spend 150-hours over the teaching period undertaking the teaching, learning and assessment activities for this unit.

Scheduled learning activities - campus:

1 x 1-hour class per week, 1 x 1-hour seminar per week

Scheduled learning activities - online:

1 x 1-hour class per week (recordings provided), 1 x 1-hour online seminar per week

Note:

*CBD refers to the National Indigenous Knowledges, Education, Research and Innovation (NIKERI) Institute; Community Based Delivery

Content

This is a unit in applied ethics which looks at global problems and investigates the moral obligations of states and of individuals in relation to them. Such problems include human rights, the rights of peoples to self-determination, nationalism and cosmopolitanism, global poverty, peace and war, terrorism, the role of women, and the global environment.

ULO These are the Learning Outcomes (ULO) for this unit. At the completion of this unit, successful students can: Deakin Graduate Learning Outcomes
ULO1

Work collaboratively to analyse, compare, and defend philosophical arguments, backed by relevant evidence, and present competing claims in the context of philosophical dialogue

GLO1: Discipline-specific knowledge and capabilities

GLO2: Communication

GLO4: Critical thinking

GLO7: Teamwork

ULO2

Explain and articulate different philosophical approaches to global ethics in the twentieth century

GLO1: Discipline-specific knowledge and capabilities

GLO2: Communication

GLO4: Critical thinking

GLO7: Teamwork

GLO8: Global citizenship

ULO3

Work collaboratively to analyse, compare, and defend philosophical arguments, backed by relevant evidence, and present competing claims in the context of philosophical dialogue

GLO1: Discipline-specific knowledge and capabilities

GLO2: Communication

GLO4: Critical thinking

GLO7: Teamwork

Assessment

Assessment Description Student output Grading and weighting
(% total mark for unit)
Indicative due week
Assessment 1 - Essay 2000 words
or equivalent
50% Week 6
Assessment 2 - Research and Writing Exercise 2000 words
or equivalent
50% End of Unit Assessment period

The assessment due weeks provided may change. The Unit Chair will clarify the exact assessment requirements, including the due date, at the start of the teaching period.

Learning Resource

The texts and reading list for the unit can be found on the University Library via the link ASP216
Note: Select the relevant trimester reading list. Please note that a future teaching period's reading list may not be available until a month prior to the start of that teaching period so you may wish to use the relevant trimester's prior year reading list as a guide only.

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