Introduction to Ethics
- ECTS credits
- Teaching semesters
- Course code
- Number of semesters
- Norwegian or English
Objectives and Content
After completing the course, the student should have:
- An overview of some central themes and debates in contemporary ethics and moral philosophy
- A familiarity with key theories and scholarly literature related to these themes and debates
- An understanding of concepts and arguments relevant to these themes and debates
- An understanding of how these themes and debates connect to each other and to current ethical and social issues.
After completing the course, the student should be able to:
- Describe key concepts, positions, theories, and traditions in ethics and moral philosophy
- Recognize the role these concepts, positions, theories, and traditions play in scholarly and public debates
- Reconstruct and evaluate arguments advanced in support of different positions or theories in ethics and moral philosophy
- Recognize practical implications of theoretical positions
- Reflect on, and form well-reasoned judgements about themes and debates in ethics and moral philosophy
- Communicate understanding and ideas related to the course content both orally and in writing.
After completing the course, the student should be competent to:
- Participate in scholarly debates in ethics and moral philosophy
- Contribute philosophical insights to public debates about ethical and social issues
- Study ethics and moral philosophy at an advanced bachelor level.
Level of Study
Semester of Instruction
Recommended Previous Knowledge
Teaching and learning methods
Compulsory Assignments and Attendance
Forms of Assessment
A 4-day Home examination of 3000- 5000 words (not including table of contents, list of references etc.). The paper should be submitted electronically.
The compulsory activities have to be formally approved before one can take an exam in the course.