PHIL139-18S2 (C) Semester Two 2018

Ethics, Politics and Justice

15 points, 0.1250 EFTS
16 Jul 2018 - 18 Nov 2018

Description

How we should live our lives is the most important question of all. What makes our actions right or wrong? Is it our culture, our emotions, facts about the world, or God's commands? Are pleasure and happiness all that really matters? What should we do when justice and freedom conflict with happiness or with each other? Should we always obey the law? Is taxation legalised theft? This course introduces students to moral and political philosophy by examining ideas and arguments about how we should live our personal, social and political lives.

Learning Outcomes

University Graduate Attributes

This course will provide students with an opportunity to develop the Graduate Attributes specified below:

Critically competent in a core academic discipline of their award

Students know and can critically evaluate and, where applicable, apply this knowledge to topics/issues within their majoring subject.

Biculturally competent and confident

Students will be aware of and understand the nature of biculturalism in Aotearoa New Zealand, and its relevance to their area of study and/or their degree.

Timetable 2018

Students must attend one activity from each section.

Lecture A
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Monday 16:00 - 17:00 K1 Lecture Theatre 16 Jul - 26 Aug
10 Sep - 21 Oct
Lecture B
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Wednesday 16:00 - 17:00 K1 Lecture Theatre 16 Jul - 26 Aug
10 Sep - 21 Oct
Tutorial A
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Monday 12:00 - 13:00 Jack Erskine 446 23 Jul - 26 Aug
10 Sep - 21 Oct
02 Thursday 12:00 - 13:00 Jack Erskine 111 23 Jul - 26 Aug
10 Sep - 21 Oct
03 Thursday 13:00 - 14:00 Jack Erskine 445 23 Jul - 26 Aug
10 Sep - 21 Oct
04 Friday 12:00 - 13:00 Ernest Rutherford 460 23 Jul - 26 Aug
10 Sep - 21 Oct
05 Wednesday 13:00 - 14:00 Jack Erskine 443 23 Jul - 26 Aug
10 Sep - 21 Oct
06 Wednesday 15:00 - 16:00 Jack Erskine 244 23 Jul - 26 Aug
10 Sep - 21 Oct
07 Friday 11:00 - 12:00 Jack Erskine 441 23 Jul - 26 Aug
10 Sep - 21 Oct
08 Tuesday 10:00 - 11:00 Link 309 Lecture Theatre 23 Jul - 26 Aug
10 Sep - 21 Oct

Course Coordinator

Carolyn Mason

Assessment

Assessment Due Date Percentage  Description
Tutorial Attendance 5%
Three Participation Exercises 15%
Essay One 20% 1100-1300 words
Essay Two 30% 1100-1300 words
Exam 30%

Indicative Fees

Domestic fee $746.00

International fee $3,038.00

* Fees include New Zealand GST and do not include any programme level discount or additional course related expenses.

For further information see Humanities and Creative Arts.

All PHIL139 Occurrences

  • PHIL139-18S2 (C) Semester Two 2018
  • PHIL139-18S2 (D) Semester Two 2018 (Distance)