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. You will gain the tools and capabilities you need to become inspirational leaders in your community and in your working life, enabling you to feel confident in your capability to reflect on doing 'the right thing' and following through on that reflection.
Ethics may be taken as a minor.
To complete a minor in Ethics, students must complete 60 points from PHILO106, PHILO215, PHILO217, PHILO218, PHILO225, PHILO309 and PHILO315, including at least 30 points above 100 level.
Note: There will be no new enrolments in the Ethics major, Graduate Certificate, or Graduate Diploma in 2018. Students enrolled in 2016 or previously should consult the Faculty of Arts and Social Science Office for programme advice.
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Code Paper Title Occurrence / Location PHILO106 Social and Moral Philosophy 20A (Hamilton) & 20A (Online) A study of key concepts in areas of applied ethics including abortion, euthanasia, health care, children's rights, pornography, justice, environmental issues, religion and ethics, and other issues.
Code Paper Title Occurrence / Location MAORI202 Ngā Iho Matua: Māori Philosophy 20A (Hamilton) This paper examines the philosophical underpinnings of seminal tikanga Maori concepts, and their influence both historically and in contemporary Maori culture. PHILO215 Moral and Political Philosophy: A Historical Introduction 20A (Hamilton) & 20B (Hamilton) A study of the moral and political philosophy of thinkers such as Plato, Aristotle, Hume and Mill. This paper uses Plato's Republic to introduce students to central issues in Moral and Political Philosophy, including questions about virtue, happiness, justice, liberty, democracy, tyranny, feminism, art, censorship, and moral educat... PHILO217 Environmental Ethics 20S (Online) A study of ethical questions about the relation of humans to the rest of the natural world, including the attribution of value and rights to the non-human world and ethical issues in environment and development. PHILO218 Ethics at Work 20G (Online) A study of ethics as it relates to business and professional practice in New Zealand including material specifically for interest groups: eg computer science, psychology and social work. PHILO225 Happiness and Wellbeing 20A (Hamilton) Drawing on ancient wisdom and modern science, this paper investigates the meaning and value of happiness, and the role it plays in making our lives go well for us. POLSC201 Modern Political Thinkers 20A (Online) This course examines the ideas of a number of modern political thinkers such as Machiavelli, Hobbes, Locke, Rousseau, Hegel, and Marx. POLSC224 Terrorism, Violence and the State 20B (Hamilton) Terrorism is an increasingly prominent global phenomenon. We will clarify it conceptually and situate it historically with theory and case studies in situating it in comparative political and International Relations analysis.
Code Paper Title Occurrence / Location PHILO309 Experiments in Ethics 20A (Hamilton) The paper uses thought experiments to introduce students to central issues in contemporary moral philosophy: What makes actions morally wrong? How can we be sure our moral judgments are right? PHILO317 Environmental Ethics 20S (Online) Do we have moral obligations toward nature? How should human beings treat the natural world? This paper examines questions such as these in light of our current ethical theories. PHILO318 Ethics at Work 20G (Online) This is an applied ethics paper focussing on the professions, research and business. It examines contemporary issues relevant to a wide range of occupations graduates might enter. PHILO390 Directed Study 20A (Hamilton), 20B (Hamilton), 20D (Hamilton) & 20S (Hamilton) This paper offers students an opportunity to undertake advanced research on a specific topic of philosophical interest. POLSC300 Religion and Political Violence 20G (Online) This paper examines religious attitudes to political authority and political violence. Students study the writings of major thinkers in the Christian tradition including Augustine, Aquinas, Luther and Calvin.
Code Paper Title Occurrence / Location LEGAL436 Legal Ethics 20A (Hamilton) An introduction to the concept of a profession and the ethical and professional duties of practitioners and an introduction to ethical analysis, the applicability of legal analysis to legal practice and the wider responsibilities of lawyers in the community.
2020 Catalogue of Papers information current as of : 18 February 2020 4:25pm