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Course module: 800168-B-6
800168-B-6
Applied Ethics for Premasters (incl. Writing Test)
Course info
Course module800168-B-6
Credits (ECTS)6
CategoryBA (Bachelor)
Course typeCourse
Language of instructionEnglish
Offered byTilburg University; Tilburg School of Humanities and Digital Sciences; TSH: Department of Philosophy; Philosophy;
Is part of
PM Ethics of Business and Organizations
PM Philosophy, Science and Society
PM Philosophy of Contemporary Challenges
PM Philosophy of Humanity and Culture
PM Academic Teacher in Philosophy
PM Health Humanities
Lecturer(s)
Lecturer
dr. A.T.M. Archer
Other course modules lecturer
Lecturer
dr. C.E. Harnacke
Other course modules lecturer
Academic year2019
Starting block
SM 1
Course mode
Full-time
Remarks-
Registration openfrom 20/08/2019 up to and including 24/01/2020
Aims
"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.


Learning Goals

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.
Content
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.


Compulsory Reading

Will be announced
Contact person
dr. A.T.M. Archer
Timetable information
Applied Ethics for Premasters (incl. Writing Test)
Written test opportunities
DescriptionTestBlockOpportunityDate
Written test opportunities (HIST)
DescriptionTestBlockOpportunityDate
Schriftelijk (40%) / Written (40%)EXAM_01SM 1116-12-2019
Schriftelijk (40%) / Written (40%)EXAM_01SM 1220-01-2020
Required materials
To be announced
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Recommended materials
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Tests
Written (40%)

Final Result

2 Papers (60%)

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