SPS103 Law and Ethics

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Course Code Course Title Weekly Hours* ECTS Weekly Class Schedule
MON/WED 14:00- 15:15/B F1.35
Prerequisite None It is a prerequisite to


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Course Objectives The aims of this course are:
• To help students understand the complexities and “pros and cons” of moral, ethical and legal decision making, and to coherently present both sides of the argument.
• To emphasize students’ ability to critically assess information, including perspectives contrary to their own ones.
• To assist students to think beyond their geographic, social and religious borders.
• To ensure that students know the historical and geographic context of morals, ethics and law as well as the search for moral and ethical universality.
• To increase students' ability to apply ethical theory to practical personal and professional decision-making.
• To increase students' awareness and recognition that ethics is not just a matter of opinion
Textbook McInerney & Rainbolt. (1994). Ethics. Harper Collins Canada
Additional Literature
Learning Outcomes After successful  completion of the course, the student will be able to:
  1. Examine and use basic ethical terms and concepts.
  2. Relate ethical concepts to different courses
  3. Understand the interplay between law, ethics, and public policy.
  4. Demonstrate historical, analytical and comparative skills.
Teaching Methods Lectures, class discussion with examples, quizzes and exams.
Teaching Method Delivery Teaching Method Delivery Notes
Week 1 Course Introduction Chapter 1
Week 2 Approaching Ethics Chapter 2
Week 3 Uncovering the Roots of Ethics / I QUIZ Chapter 3
Week 4 Surveying Key Ethical Theories I Chapter 4
Week 5 Surveying Key Ethical Theories II Chapter 5
Week 6 Surveying Key Ethical Theories III / II QUIZ Chapter 6
Week 7 Applying Ethics to Real Life: Biomedical Ethics Chapter 8
Week 9 Applying Ethics to Real Life / III QUIZ Chapter 10
Week 10 Applying Ethics to Real Life: Environmental Ethics Chapter 11
Week 11 Applying Ethics to Real Life: Human Rights / IV QUIZ The Universal Declaration
Week 12 Applying Ethics to Real Life: Just and Justified Wars Movie Session
Week 13 Applying Ethics to Real Life: Just and Justified Wars Selected Articles
Week 14 Review Week
Week 15
Assessment Methods and Criteria Evaluation Tool Quantity Weight Alignment with LOs
Final Exam 1 40
Semester Evaluation Compenents
Mid-term exam 1 20
Quizes 1 20
Movie Reflection Paper 1 10
Attendance and Participation 1 10
***     ECTS Credit Calculation     ***
 Activity Hours Weeks Student Workload Hours Activity Hours Weeks Student Workload Hours
Lecture Hours 3 14 42 Home study 2 14 28
Quizes 2 4 8 Reflection Paper 2 3 6
Mid-term exam study 3 8 24 Final exam study 3 14 42
        Total Workload Hours =
*T= Teaching, P= Practice ECTS Credit =
Course Academic Quality Assurance: Semester Student Survey Last Update Date: 06/11/2020
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