The study of Ethics provides an excellent grounding in evaluative theory and reasoning for a professional future in the public service, the health sector, social work, with environmental agencies, and in business. Students gain the tools and capabilities they need to become inspirational leaders in their communities and in their working lives, enabling them to feel confident in their capability to reflect on doing 'the right thing' and following through on that reflection.
Ethics is available as a major for the BA and BSocSc. Ethics may also be taken as a second major or as a supporting subject within other undergraduate degrees, subject to academic approval of the Faculty or School of Studies in which the student is enrolled.
To complete a major in Ethics, students must gain 120 points above 100 level in Ethics, including PHIL215, PHIL309, at least 20 points from PHIL217, PHIL218, PHIL219, or MNGT221, and at least 40 further points above 200 level. It is recommended that students intending to major in Ethics include two of PHIL103, PHIL106 and PHIL150 in the first year of their programme of study.
Note: Candidates must gain at least 60 points at 100 level in any subject(s) before enrolling in Ethics papers above 100 level, and at least 90 points at 100 and 200 level before enrolling in Ethics papers above 200 level.
| 100 level | 200 level | 300 level | 400 level | Prescriptions for the GradCert(Ethics) and GradDip(Ethics) |
|PHIL103 - 13A (HAM), 13B (TGA) & 13B (NET) - Critical Reasoning|
|PHIL106 - 13B (HAM), 13C (SEC) & 13C (NET) - Social and Moral Philosophy|
|PHIL150 - 13A (HAM) - The Big Questions: An Introduction to Philosophy|
|MNGT221 - 13A (HAM) & 13B (HAM) - Business Law, Ethics, Sustainability and the Treaty of Waitangi|
|PHIL215 - 13B (HAM) - Moral and Political Philosophy: A Historical Introduction|
|PHIL217 - 13S (NET) - Environmental Ethics|
|PHIL218 - 13S (NET) - Ethics at Work|
|PHIL219 - 13B (HAM) - Media Ethics|
|POLS201 - 13A (HAM) - Major Political Thinkers|
|POLS224 - 13A (HAM) - Politics and Violence|
|SSRP202 - 13A (HAM) & 13B (NET) - The Practice of Social Science Research|
|TIKA263 - 13B (HAM) - He Ara Tikanga: Maori Customs and Effects of a Changing World|
|TIKA264 - 13B (HAM) - Nga Tikanga Apatahi|
|TOST201 - 13A (HAM) - Tourism Impacts|
|MPDV300 - 13A (HAM) - Contemporary Issues in Maori and Pacific Development|
|PHIL305 - 13B (HAM) - Philosophy of Religion|
|PHIL309 - 13A (HAM) - Ethical Theory|
|PHIL316 - 13A (HAM) - Philosophy and the Arts|
|PHIL390 - 13A (HAM), 13B (HAM), 13S (HAM), 13T (HAM) & 13Y (HAM) - Directed Study|
|POLS300 - 13B (HAM) - War and Religion|
|POLS327 - 13A (HAM) - Political Ideas|
|TTWA301 - 13A (HAM) - Te Tino Rangatiratanga me te Kawanatanga: Reconciliation or Conflict?|
|LAWS436 - 13A (HAM) - Legal Ethics|
Prescriptions for the GradCert(Ethics) and GradDip(Ethics)
A Graduate Certificate and Graduate Diploma are available to graduates who have not included Ethics at an advanced level in their first degree.
Current information as of 22 May 2013 3:17pm