POL5709 - Ethics and Political Philosophy of China

Offering Academic Unit
Department of Public Policy
Credit Units
Course Duration
One Semester
Course Offering Term*:
Semester B 2015/16

* The offering term is subject to change without prior notice
Course Aims

This course aims to
  • Develop an understanding of the questions and concerns of ethics and political philosophy
  • Develop an awareness of the intellectual resources and reasoning patterns provide by a variety of ethicists and political philosophers in China
  • Develop critical reasoning skills allowing for analysis and evaluation of the strengths and weaknesses of these various ethical and political philosophies
  • Develop skills in formulating rational arguments, in systematic organization of ideas, and in effective oral and written communication

Assessment (Indicative only, please check the detailed course information)

Classroom participation/presentations: 20%
Individual essay: 50%
Final Quiz (Duration: 2 hours): 30%
Detailed Course Information


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Department of Public Policy

Additional Information

Examination Duration: 2 hours