"Applied ethics for premasters" consists of two parts. The first part (Weeks 1-3 and 8-10) consists of lectures and seminars on applied ethics. The second part (weeks 4-7 and 11-14) involves writing training and a writing skill test: students who pass the second part are able to write a philosophical essay at a level that is required to start a Master program.|
Understanding: Students understand a variety of specific ethical concepts and their implications for applied ethics.
Application: Students can apply normative ethical theories such as utilitarianism to topics in applied ethics such as animal ethics.
Analysis: Students can analyze different positions on topics in applied ethics and on the nature of applied ethics.
Evaluation: Students can construct arguments in discussions in applied ethics such as in bioethics as well as on the nature of applied ethics and come to a conclusion.
Students can write a philosophical essay at a level that is required to start a Master program.
In the first part (Weeks 1-3 and 8-10) , we will introduce and discuss topics in applied ethics. Students will learn to argue about the nature of applied ethics and specific topics in applied ethics. We will choose a few topics to study in more depth taken from subfields in applied ethics such as bioethics, animal ethics and social issues. Thereby, we will reflect on the application and usefulness of normative ethical theories such as deontology, utlitarianism and virtue ethics. This part of the course will be taught together with the Bachelor 3 course 'Applied Ethics'. |
The second part of the course (weeks 4-7 and 11-14) involves training and a skills test on writing a philosophical paper. Students will write two essays of different lengths. We will discuss the essays at different stages in small groups and you will receive feedback on your writing by your peers as well as by your teachers.
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