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Undergraduate Module Descriptor

PHL2112: Practical Ethics

This module descriptor refers to the 2023/4 academic year.

Module Content

Syllabus Plan

Whilst the module’s precise content may vary from year to year, it is envisaged that the syllabus will cover some or all of the following topics in practical ethics:

1)     Veganism and the environment.

2)    Capital punishment.

3)    Citizenship, suffrage and the right to vote.

4)    Twitter and free speech.

5)    Abortion.

6)    Drugs and sport.

7)   Immigration.

Learning and Teaching

This table provides an overview of how your hours of study for this module are allocated:

Scheduled Learning and Teaching ActivitiesGuided independent studyPlacement / study abroad

...and this table provides a more detailed breakdown of the hours allocated to various study activities:

CategoryHours of study timeDescription
Scheduled Learning and Teaching Activities22Weekly 2-hour lectures/seminars or 1 hour lecture + 1 hour seminar
Guided Independent Study45Preparation for lectures and tutorial participation including reading, and preparing reading reports and answers to tutorial questions.
Guided Independent Study83Independent research for the first and final essays.

Online Resources

This module has online resources available via ELE (the Exeter Learning Environment).