Ethics

The American College of Greece

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Ethics

  • Host University

    The American College of Greece

  • Location

    Athens, Greece

  • Area of Study

    Ethics

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Course Level Recommendations

    Upper

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    Hours & Credits

  • US Credits

    3
  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
    3
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
    4
  • Overview

    DESCRIPTION:
    Introduction to the basic problems and theories of moral philosophy. The use of reasoning in moral assessment of actions and persons. Emphasis on the connection between theory and practice by application of theories to issues that matter.

    RATIONALE: 
    Ethics is a basic course in any philosophy curriculum and basic for a liberal arts education. The course’s combination of theoretical and applied perspectives is an invaluable guide to moral decision-making in any field. Valuable for all students.

    LEARNING OUTCOMES: 
    As a result of taking this course, the student should be able to:
    1. Formulate, defend and evaluate moral arguments.
    2. Outline and state clearly what a moral issue or problem is.
    3. Analyze and criticize a variety of moral theories.
    4. Apply major theories to specific moral issues.
    5. Assess the viability of alternative theoretical moral outlooks.

    METHOD OF TEACHING AND LEARNING:
    In congruence with the learning and teaching strategy of the college, the following tools are used:
    - Classes consist of lectures and interactive learning (class discussions of contemporary articles, as well as of case studies assigned by the lecturer).
    - Use of student debates; video presentations.
    - Office hours: Students are encouraged to make full use of the office hours of their lecturer, where they can discuss the course material.
    - Use of a Blackboard site, where lecturers can post lecture notes assignment instructions, timely announcements, and additional resources.
    - Use of library facilities: Students are encouraged to make
    - use of the library facilities for their assignments as well as for preparation for the final exam.