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TECHNOLOGICAL INSTITUTE OF THE PHILIPPINES

COURSE SYLLABUS
COURSE CODE
COURSE NAME
CREDITS
CONTACT HOURS

HUM 003
ETHICS
3 units (3 units lecture)
3 hours lecture

INSTRUCTOR/S

Paolo Bonifacio T. Abdon III

TEXTBOOK

Rachels, James and Rachels, Stuart. (2012). The Elements of Moral


Philosophy 7th Edition. McGraw-Hill: New York.
http://wikisend.com/download/388846/Ethics.pdf
Other Supplemental
MacKinnon, Barbara and Fiala, Andrew (2015). Ethics: Theory and
Materials
Contemporary Issues, Concise Edition, 8th Edition. Cengage Learning:
Kentucky.
SPECIFIC COURSE INFORMATION
a. Course Description
This course is a survey of contending ideas, theories, and arguments. It provides a
foundational understanding of the various theories in ethics such as Divine Command Theory,
Ethical Egoism, Subjectivism, Social Contract Theory, Utilitarianism, Deontology (Kantian Insights),
Feminism, and Virtue Ethics. It is also concerned with the methodological considerations and
approaches regarding some fundamental thinking and practices related to the pursuit of the good life
and enhancement of TIP values.
b. Prerequisites
None
Co-requisites
None
c. Course Classification
(Required/elective/
Required
selected elective)
SPECIFIC GOALS FOR THE COURSE
a. Course Objective
This course aims to provide students with a foundational understanding of the various
theories in ethics to enable them to observe moral uprightness and develop a sense of social
responsibility.
b. Course Outcomes
1. Describe the philosophical study of ethics
2. Understand the different ethical theories
3. Identify, analyze and evaluate the ethical dimensions of various personal and social issues
4. Enhance the ability to read, think, and write in a critical/philosophical manner
5. Develop and promote Filipino values, Industry-desired Values, and Global Citizen Values.

c. Student Outcomes Addressed by the Course


c. apply knowledge of contemporary issues and principles of ethics relevant to professional
practice
e. function effectively as an individual, and as a member or leader in diverse teams and in
multidisciplinary settings

COURSE TOPICS
Prelim Period (Weeks 16)

1. Introduction: Course Orientation, OBTL, etc


2. The nature of Philosophy and Morality/Ethics
3. The Challenge of Cultural Relativism
SDP: Global Citizen Values (Role Playing)
4. Subjectivism in Ethics
5. Morality and Religion
6. Review and Prelim Exam
Midterm Period (Weeks 712)

7. Ethical Egoism
8. The Social Contract Theory
9. The Utilitarian Approach
10. The Debate Over Utilitarianism
SDP: Industry-desired Values (Case Analysis)
11. The Idea of Absolute Moral Rules
12. Review and Midterm Exam
Final Period (Weeks 1318)

13. Kant and Respect for Persons


14. Feminism and the Ethics of Care
15. Virtue Ethics
SDP: Filipino Values (Video Making)
16. The Idea of a Satisfactory Moral Theory
17. Completion of Requirements and Review
18. Final Exam