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ETHICS
1ST TERM SY 2015-2016
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Principles of ethical behavior in modern society at the level of the person, society, and in interaction with the
environment and other shared resources.
Intellectual competencies such as critical, analytical and creative thinking and multiple forms of expression.
An ability to engage in lifelong learning and understanding of the need to keep current of the developments in the specific field of
practice
A recognition of professional, social and ethical responsibility
COURSE CONTENT
Course Learning Outcomes
Content
Instructional Delivery
The Student must have a
Part I. The Ethics of Human
good command of the
Experience
groundwork of ethics and is Course Introduction/
capable of the analysis of
Overview
human experience, linking it Film Review: John Q
to elements of the ethical
"Ethics and Human Progress
Lecture/ Timeline
Quizzes/ Exercises/ Recitation
dimension.
What is Ethics? What is its role
Presentation/ Ethics
to humanity? What are the
Landmarks
favorable events that have
occurred because of the study
and development of ethics?"
Part I. Continuation
"The Icons of Ethics Who are
"Lecture/ Show and Tell: The
Activity Rubrics
the most prominent icons of
students will bring a photo or
morality? What contribution has an object that refers to a
their particular ethical belief
chosen model of good moral
given to humanity?"
behavior/philosophy. They will
explain to the class their
choice."
Review Documentary Clips of
Ethics Icons

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The student must have


adequate knowledge of the
various classical ethical
frameworks and through it,
the student will be able to
articulate and analyse
ethical cases.

The Ethics of Daily Life What


are the current global issues on
ethics? What are the usual
ethical concerns of an ordinary
person?
Part II. The Ethical
Frameworks
Ethics and Early Civilization
What was the moral norms of
ancient Mesopotamia? Egypt?
Other ancient civilizations?
Ethics Case Study: Slavery
Ethics and the Greeks
What is hedonism? Cynicism?
Virtue Ethics? Epicureanism?
Stoicism?
Part II. Continuation
Ethics and Eastern Religion
What is the Moral Perspective
of Hinduism? Buddhism?
Confucianism? Daoism?
Ethics Case Study: Religious
Extremists
Ethics and Western Religion
What is the Moral Perspective
of Judaism? Christianity?
Islam?
Part II. Continuation
Ethics and Modern
Philosophies
What is Utilitarianism? What is
deontologism? What is
Altruism? What is Egoism?
Ethics Case Study: Death

Quizzes/ Exercises/ Recitation

Lecture/ Graphic Organizer:


Key Concepts Summary

Quizzes/ Exercises/ Recitation

Lecture/ Graphic Organizer:


Compare and Contrast

Quizzes/ Exercises/ Recitation

Lecture/ Graphic Organizer:


Compare and Contrast

Quizzes/ Exercises/ Recitation

Lecture/ Graphic Organizer:


Key Concepts Summary

Quizzes/ Exercises/ Recitation

Lecture/ Mini - Debate

Activity Rubrics

Penalty
Ethics and Modern Sciences
What are the ethical
implications of Cultural
Relativism? Behaviorism?
Psychoanalysis? Evolutionary
Biology?
Part II. Continuation
Ethics and Postmodern
Philosophy
What are the ethical
contributions of Foucault?
Baudrillard? Lyotard? Lacan?
Ethics Case Study: LGBTQ and
Morality

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Lecture/ Controversial Issues

Quizzes/ Exercises/ Recitation

MIDTERM EXAM
The student must manifest
a skilled analysis and
evaluation of the strengths
and weaknesses of the
various ethical frameworks
and their value to human
life and society. The
students must be able to
make informed decisions
on their constructed ethical
cases.

Part III. Ethics in the Real


World, Historical Debates and
Controversies
"Ethical Debates: The Greeks
What is the controversy about
the Ring of Gyges? What is the
Euthyphro Dilemma?"
Practice Position Paper: Ring of
Gyges
"Ethical Debates: Modern Era
What is the Trolley Problem?
What are the opposing views on
suicide?"
Part III. Ethics in the Real
World, Empowerment
"Feminist Ethics
What was the case of
Wollstonecraft? Woolf?

Lecture/ Mini - Debate

Lecture/ Mini - Debate

Lecture/ Colloquy

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Beauvoir? Hooks?"
Ethics Case Study: Female
Circumcision
"Sexual Morality
What are the moral
perspectives towards sex?
What are the moral norms
regarding sexual relationships?"
Part III. Ethics in the Real
World, Filipino Ethics
"Filipino Ethics Fundamentals
What are the essential
characteristics of Filipino
Ethics?"
Ethics Case Study: Religious
Conflict in the Philippines
"Controversies in Filipino
Morality Is the RH Law moral?
Should abortion, same sex
marriage, divorce, or suicide
receive support for legislation?"
Part IV. Case Studies
Title, Position Paper
Draft/Outline
Position Paper Consultation/
Revision
Writing Consultation/ Feedback
Final Activities
Advocacy Classroom
Presentation
Advocacy Online Presentation
Debate
Final Papers
Synthesis Lecture/ Consultation

Lecture/ Mini - Debate/


Colloquy/ Interview

Lecture/ Group Sharing

Lecture/ Debate/ Buzz Group

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Position Paper Consultation/


Revision
Final Exam, Submission of
Position Paper

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Course References

Internet Encyclopedia of Philosophy. http://www.iep.utm.edu/


(accessed May 28, 2015)
Standford Encyclopedia of Philosophy.
http://plato.stanford.edu/ (accessed May 28, 2015)
Singer, Peter. Practical Ethics. Cambridge University Press,
2011.
Additional/ Supplementary
Materials

COURSE COUTCOMES
The Student must have a
good command of the
groundwork of ethics and is
capable of the analysis of
human experience, linking it
to elements of the ethical
dimension.
The student must hve
aadequte knowledge of the
various classical ethical
frameworks and through it,
the student will be able to
articulate and analyze ethical
cases.

Aristotle, and Joe Sachs. Nicomachean Ethics. Newbury, MA:


Focus Pub./R. Pullins, 2002.
Nietzsche, Friedrich Wilhelm, and Marion Faber. Beyond Good
and Evil Prelude to a Philosophy of the Future. New York:
Oxford University Press, 1998.
PERFORMANCE
EVIDENCES OF
INDICATORS
PERFORMANCE
The student clearly
Advocacy Presentation
expresses an informed
opinion regarding an
Ethical issue/controversy.

The student must


effectively compose an
argument in favor or
against an ethical stance.

Position Paper

PERFORMANCE
STANDARD
Rubrics

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The student must manifest a


skilled analysis and
evaluation of the strengths
and weaknesses of the
various ethical frameworks
and their value to human life
and society. The students
must be able to make
informed decisions on their
constructed ethical cases.
Course Requirements

The student must be


capable of attacking
opposing arguments and
defending one's own
arguments in a discussion
on Ethics.

Debate on Current Issues

Midterm Exam/ Grade


Final Exam
Advocacy Presentation
Position Paper
Debate
Final Grade Total

15%
20%
20%
25%
20%
100%

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Course Policies

University policy on attendance and student conduct apply. Late submission and make-up exams are approved only for excused absences. Cheat
lowest failing grade on that requirement and the case shall be sent to and reviewed by the proper offices.
Consultation Period
By appointment: Please contact me thru palces.krm@pnu.edu.ph or call the FBeSS Department.