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POL3204 - Ethics and Public Policy

Offering Academic Unit
Department of Public Policy
Credit Units
3
Course Duration
One Semester
Equivalent Course(s)
SA3204
Course Offering Term*:
Semester B 2017/18

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

This course aims (1) to acquire and develop critical and analytical thinking skills for making normative judgment about major moral controversies in contemporary public policy, (2) to critically examine the three major approaches to ethics (consequentialism, deontology, and virtue ethics) and discover their practical relevance in forming and evaluating various public policies, (3) to discover the role of citizens in the collective resolution of moral controversies in public policy and in public judgment by critically applying key major philosophical concepts (such as justice, equal opportunity, right, liberty, common good, etc) to two most salient public policy areas in contemporary politics—redistribution and recognition.


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

Continuous Assessment: 100%
 
Detailed Course Information

POL3204.pdf

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