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Institute of Religious Education & Philosophy

Area of Religious Education

I. Subject Code: PHILO 003 No. of Units 3

II. Subject Title: Moral Ethics
III. Course Description: This course is an introduction to the nature of Moral Ethics, ethical thinking, major intellectual movements in the history of Moral
Ethics, and specific problems in Moral Ethics. A study of the basic concepts and principles of morals, values, and judgments that govern human
actions, as well as various ethical theories, will be conducted. The relationship between Moral Ethics, society, religion, and culture will also be
IV. Course Objectives:
A. General Objectives
At the end of the semester, the students will be able to give reasons both in support of and against ethical relativism and ethical

B. Specific Objectives
1. Be able to raise objections to each of the main moral theories and consider potential responses to the objections.
2. Will have a general understanding of the main moral theories.

1. Have a sense of awareness about themselves as human beings in relation to his surroundings and society and
2. Be able to appreciate and engage in several of the debates in applied Moral Ethics
3. Have carefully worked through historical and contemporary texts in moral philosophy.

1. Have strengthened their analytical and critical skills through practice in writing and orally communicating their views.
2. Learned you clearly articulate their own views and to support them with arguments
3. Appreciate the complexity of the philosophical issues in moral philosophy.
V. Course Outline:

Course Content/ Subject Matter Desired Learning Outcomes Teaching and Learning Assessment Task

Unit I
 Introduction  Explain the definition,  Panel discussion  Oral and written examination
 Definition of Moral Ethics objects, and the importance  Lectures  Recitation
 The object of Moral Ethics of the studying Moral Ethics  Interactive discussions
 The importance of the
study of Moral Ethics
 Division of Moral Ethics

Unit II
 Man and his existence  Identified and distinguished
the various notions of man
 Various notions of man  Understand the nature if man
and his existence
 Some human existential

Unit III
 Man and His Ends  Discussed and understand
 The Good what is Man and his Ends
 Classifications of Ends  A clear understanding of
 Some ultimate Goals of life some ultimate goals of life as
chosen by certain thinkers his ends
 Moral Ethics  A wider perspectives about
Moral Ethics
Unit IV
 Human Acts
 Definition of human act  A wider perspective of human
 Essential qualities of human acts
act  Able to distinguished the
 Classification of human act differences between acts
 The existence of human act of man and human acts
and responsibility  Identified and distinguished
 Freewill and freedom the classifications of
 Modifiers of human act human acts
 Moral principles  Understand the reason the
existence of human acts

Unit V
 The morality if human acts
 Determinants of morality  Understand the morality of  Interactive discussion  Reaction paper
 Moral principles arising from human acts  Lecture  Written examination
the determinants of  Distinguished and identify the  Brainstorming  Recitation
circumstances determinants of morality
 Norms of morality  Understand the moral
 Classifications of laws principles arising
 Notanda

VI. General Methodology

Lecture, student projects, website connections
VII. Grading System
The criteria for grading are as follows:
60% major examinations- Prelims, Midterm, Semi-Final, Final
40% class standing- oral report (10%), assignments/ projects (10%), class participation (15%), attendance (5%), quizzes (10%)

VIII. Term/course requirement

1. R e g u l a r c l a s s a t t e n d a n c e .
2. Class involvement through participation in activities.
3. Presentation of individual/ group reports.
4. Passing grades in major examinations/ quizzes
5. Submission projects and of research work

IX. Classroom policies (e.g. attendance, schedules of academic advising and counseling, make-up for missed classes, behaviors, etc,)
School policies on attendance, wearing of uniform, absences, permits, and proper behavior will be applied

X. Instructional Resources
Reference books:
1. Almeida, Adelaida B. (2005) Social Philosophy 2: Manila: Rex Bookstore Inc.
2. Agapay, Ramon B. (1991) Ethics and the Filipino: A manual on Moral for Students and Educators, Manila: National Bookstore Inc.
3. Ardales, Venancio. (1985) Introductory Text to Philosophy, Manila: National Bookstore Inc.
4. Babor, Eddie R. (1998). Ethics: The Philosophical Discipline of Action. Divine World College of Tagbilaran, Bohol.
5. Babor, Eddie R. (1998). Man: In His Nature and Condition. Quezon City: Great Books Trading
6. Calderon, Jose F. (2000). Foundations of Education. Manila: Rex Bookstore Cruz
7. Cruz, Corazon L. (1995) Philosophy of Man 3rd ed. Manila: National Bookstore Inc.
8. Montemayor, Felix M. (2007). Introduction to Philosophy: Navotas Press, Navotas Metro Manila.
9. Navarro, Rosita L. and Lucio Jose. (2001). An Introduction to the Study of Social Philosophy, Quezon City: Katha Publishing Co. Inc.
10. Ozmon, Howard A. and Craver, Samue, M. (1990) Philosophical Foundations. 4 th ed.
11. Toranto: Merril Publishing Co.
12. Stumpf, Samual Enoch. (2000) Socrates to Sarte: A History of Philosophy. 6 th ed. New York: McGraw-Hill Co., Inc.
13. Instructional Materials on Social Philosophy
14. Websites

Prepared by: Date Submitted: November 28, 2017


Approved by:

Mr. Cecil Q. Quitasol Rev. Fr. Cristituto A. Palomar OAR

IREP Area Chair V.P. for Religious Affairs/Dean, IREP