An Introduction to Ethics

Ref: C3125308

How do we go about resolving the most basic moral dilemmas in our lives? For example, prioritising work or children? Prioritising justice or peace? This course looks critically at the underlying assumptions we make in such decisions.

Course aim

To understand a range of approaches to ethical judgement and evaluate their applicability in our lives.

Do I need any particular skills or experience?

  • No skills or experience needed

By the end of the course I should be able to:

  • Understand a range of contrasting normative ethical theories
  • Understand how these theories apply to some examples
  • Begin to make your own evaluations of these theories

How will I be taught?

  • The WEA tutor will use a range of different teaching and learning methods and encourage you and the group to be actively involved in your learning

What kind of feedback can I expect?

  • A range of informal activities will be used by the tutor to see what you are learning which may include quizzes, question and answer, small projects and discussion

What else do I need to know?

  • Pen and paper will be needed

Pre-course work, reading and information sources

  • No pre reading is required but research on the subject on the internet or in the library may be helpful

What can I do next?

  • Progress to another WEA course
  • Progress to a course with another provider

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An Introduction to Ethics Course Outline

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Conditions

You can if you meet all of the following requirements:

  • are paying the standard fee or are on any of the qualifying benefits
  • are paying with a credit/debit card or are not paying a fee because of a qualifying benefit
  • have a valid email address
  • have been resident in the UK, EU or EEA for the last 3 years
  • are aged 19 years or older on 1st September 2017
  • have read and accept the standard terms and conditions
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