Introduction to Ethics

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Course Code: 
PHI 120
Course Credit Units: 
Semester 2
Year of Study: 
Year 1
Undergraduate or Graduate Level: 
Undergraduate Level
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Course Description & Objectives: 

The course assesses whether common ethical standards are possible, focusing on the problem of good and evil as related to human behaviour.  It asks, among the rest, what is   the meaning of being free and responsible, what are one's rights, and how does one assess a right moral course of action in life?                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Course Objective:

  • The course aims at helping students acquire awareness of ethical questions and to develop ability to critically evaluate ethical positions and arguments.


Learning Outcomes: 

By the end of the course, students should be able to:

  • Explain what ethics is about and how it differs from morality
  • Define the terms moral agent, amoral and nonmoral.
  • Describe and critically evaluate the various views held on the good life.
Introduction to Ethics
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