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Undergraduate | GRF-HUM206 | 2024

Thinking Ethically

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Take a closer look at what it is to think, act and view the world ethically. Learn about universalist, relativist and pluralist thinking. Write a personal ethical statement. Traverse the blurred lines separating facts, beliefs and interpretation.

Study method
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Start dates
15 July 2024,
4 Nov 2024,
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Entry requirements
Prior study needed
13 weeks

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Thinking Ethically

About this subject

  • At the completion of this subject you will be able to:

    1. Communicate effectively and appropriately online about sensitive topics using a common core vocabulary.
    2. Identify and engage with real world issues that require critical thinking balanced with emotional awareness.
    3. Develop self-awareness and understanding of one's own values and how they are similar to or different from the values of other cultures within and beyond one's own society.
    4. Think and write clearly with an understanding of the difference between facts, beliefs and interpretation.
    5. Grasp some key elements relevant to utilitarianism, deontological and virtue ethics.

Entry requirements


Note: Level 2 subjects normally assume an introductory level of prior knowledge in this area, e.g. from studying related Level 1 subjects or other relevant experience.

Additional requirements

No additional requirements

Study load

0.125 EFTSL

This is in the range of 10 to 12 hours of study each week.

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Once you’ve completed this subject it can be credited towards one of the following courses

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