PHIL90022 Thinking and Acting Ethically
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This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2017:
April, Parkville - Taught on campus.Show/hide details
This intensive subject will be taught weekly over five weeks, beginning in April.
Timetable can be viewed here.
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|Time Commitment:||Contact Hours: Total 24 hours: 1 x 4 hour seminar and 4 x 5 hour seminars, taught intensively over five weeks. |
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|Recommended Background Knowledge:||None|
|Non Allowed Subjects:||None|
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For the purposes of considering request for Reasonable Adjustments under the Disability Standards for Education (Cwth 2005), and Student Support and Engagement Policy, academic requirements for this subject are articulated in the Subject Overview, Learning Outcomes, Assessment and Generic Skills sections of this entry.
It is University policy to take all reasonable steps to minimise the impact of disability upon academic study, and reasonable adjustments will be made to enhance a student's participation in the University's programs. Students who feel their disability may impact on meeting the requirements of this subject are encouraged to discuss this matter with a Faculty Student Adviser and Student Equity and Disability Support: http://services.unimelb.edu.au/disability
CoordinatorMr Andrew Alexandra
|Subject Overview:|| |
Moral decision-making is a practical skill which we exercise many times a day, confidently and accurately. Sometimes, however, we face situations of moral complexity or novelty, where it is not obvious what we should do. In this subject, we look at the ways in which moral theory can assist us to think about such situations, particularly as they arise in our working and organisational life. We begin by examining the nature of moral reasoning, and then see how it can be applied to a number of ethical issues which we are likely to encounter in our professional lives. These issues may include, autonomy and paternalism, role morality and its relationship with personal morality, whistle-blowing, free speech in the workplace, personal and professional relationships, corruption and bribery, conflicts of interest, and privacy and confidentiality. We focus on the factors that help or hinder ethical action in organizational settings, including both structural elements (such as role clarity, avoidance of perverse incentives, accountability mechanisms) and personal traits (such as cognitive biases and moral (dis)engagement). Case studies will provide a focus for reflective work: students will be encouraged to develop case studies from their own experience, and pursue their own interests.
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On successful completion of this subject, students should be able to:
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All required readings will be available in a subject reader, which will be available on the LMS.
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This subject is not available as a breadth subject.
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|Generic Skills:|| |
At the completion of this subject, students should gain the following generic skills:
|Links to further information:||http://graduate.arts.unimelb.edu.au/|
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