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Delivery Mode: Individualized study online
Area of Study: Humanities
Prerequisite: None required, but PHIL 152/252 is recommended.
Faculty: Faculty of Humanities & Social Sciences
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PHIL 333 has a Challenge for Credit option.
Philosophy 333 highlights ethical issues pertaining to journalists, engineers, medical doctors, accounting and finance specialists, and lawyers. What distinguishes the professions from non-professional jobs? What moral qualities should professionals exhibit? What does professional responsibility consist in? Should professionals be judged using a different moral standard than that by which we ordinarily judge ourselves and each other? When in conflict, how should the obligations, responsibilities, and interests of professionals, clients, and society be weighted and prioritized? How should (particular kinds of) professionals conduct themselves in morally problematic situations involving public safety and public trust, privacy and confidentiality, honesty or deception, informed consent, objectivity and conflicts of interest, or whistleblowing?
After completing Philosophy 333, you should be able to achieve the following learning outcomes:
To receive credit for this course, you must complete and submit all of the work outlined below and receive a course composite grade of at least a D (50 percent). The weighting of the composite grade is as follows:
To learn more about assignments and examinations, please refer to Athabasca University's online Calendar.
Allhoff, Fritz, and Anand J. Vaidya, eds. Professions in Ethical Focus: An Anthology. Peterborough, ON: Broadview Press, 2008.
All other materials are available online.
The Challenge for Credit process allows you to demonstrate that you have acquired a command of the general subject matter, knowledge, intellectual and/or other skills that would normally be found in a university-level course.
Full information about Challenge for Credit can be found in the Undergraduate Calendar.
To receive credit for the PHIL 333 challenge registration, you must complete the two parts of the challenge exam and achieve a grade of at least D (50 percent) on both parts.
Athabasca University reserves the right to amend course outlines occasionally and without notice. Courses offered by other delivery methods may vary from their individualized-study counterparts.
Opened in Revision 3, Oct 5, 2018.
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Updated April 03, 2019 by Student & Academic Services