PHIL90022 Thinking and Acting Ethically
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This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2016:
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: 24 hours – 4 x 5 hour seminars + 1 x 4 hour seminar |
Total Time Commitment:
Admission into the MC-EMA Executive Master of Arts program.
|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. The subject will help students understand the nature of moral reasoning, and its application to a number of ethical issues which they are likely to encounter in their professional lives. These issues may include, autonomy and paternalism, role morality and its relationship with personal morality, integrity systems (including codes of ethics and complaints and discipline procedures), whistle-blowing, free speech in the workplace, personal and professional relationships, crosscultural values, conflicts of interest, and privacy and confidentiality. 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 in this subject.
|Learning Outcomes:|| |
On successful completion of this subject, students should be able to:
1. An assignment, 1,500 words (30%), due at the end of the second week of the teaching period.
2. An essay, 3,500 words (70%), due four weeks after the end of the teaching period.
Hurdle Requirements: Students are required to attend a minimum of 80% of classes in order to pass this subject.
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Required Text: Subject reading pack.
Andrew Alexandra and Seumas Miller Ethics in Practice: Moral Theory and the Professions Sydney: University of New South Wales Press, 2009.
Andrew Alexandra and Seumas Miller Integrity Systems for Occupational Groups Farnham: Ashgate, 2009.
Margaret Coady and Sidney Bloch Codes of Ethics and the Professions, Melbourne: MUP,1996.
Neil Levy Moral Relativism: A Short Introduction Oxford: Oneworld, 2002.
Mike Martin Meaningful Work: Rethinking Professional Ethics, New York: OUP, 2000.
Larry May The Socially Responsive Self: Social Theory and Professional Ethics, Chicago: University of Chicago Press,1996.
Justin Oakley and Dean Cocking Virtue ethics and professional roles. Melbourne: Cambridge University Press, 2002.
William Shaw and Vincent Barry Moral Issues in Business (8th ed.) Florence, KY: Wadsworth, 2001.
Dennis ThompsonRestoring Responsibility: Ethics in Government, Business, and HealthcareCambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2004.
Bernard Williams Morality: An Introduction to Ethics Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1993.
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This subject is not available as a breadth subject.
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|Generic Skills:|| |
Students who successfully complete this subject should:
|Links to further information:||http://graduate.arts.unimelb.edu.au/|
|EMA 100 point program - full time over 1 year |
EMA 150 point program - full time over 1.5 years
EMA 200 point program - full time over 1.5 years
EMA 200 point program - full time over 2 years