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Course Code: 
PHIL 152
Course Period: 
Spring
Course Type: 
Core
P: 
3
Lab: 
0
Credits: 
3
ECTS: 
5
Course Language: 
English
Courses given by: 
Course Objectives: 
The general purpose of this course is to understand and discuss the development of the philosophy of ethics in its historcal course, its changing meanings by different philosophers, ethical theories and theoricians, and the function of ethics in today’s society; and to enable the students to develop their own views in order to use it in their profesional lives.
Course Content: 

This course is intended to examine the ethical theories of philosophers such as Aristotle, Confucius, Macchiavelli, Kant, J.S.Mill, J. Bentham, D.Hume, J. Fletcher, J.Wilson,, T.Hobbes, J:J:Rousseau, J.P.Sartre, F. Nietzche, Kierkegaard, C.Christians; also to discuss the contemporary ethical issues like Woman Rights, Human Rights, Animal Rights, and Racial Discrimination.

Course Methodology: 
1: Lecture, 2: Interactive Lecture, 3: Special Support / Structural Examples
Course Evaluation Methods: 
A: Testing,C: Homework

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Course Learning Outcomes

 

Learning Outcomes 

Program Outcomes

Teaching Methods 

Assessment Methods 

1- Recognizes and discusses basic problems about the meaning of ethics.

3, 7, 8, 9, 10

1,2,3

A,C

2- To enable the students to understand the connection between ethics and freedom.

3, 7, 8, 9, 10

1,2,3

A,C

3-The students know the differences between Deontological, Teleological, and Subjective ethical theories.

3, 7, 8, 9, 10

1,2,3

A,C

4- Know the basic concepts of Virtue ethics, Utilitarian ethics, Ethical Absolutism, Situational ethics, Social Contract ethics, Existentialism, Communitarian ethics, and Relative ethics.

3, 7, 8, 9, 10

1,2,3

A,C

5.Understand and know to connect ethical philosophies to their own professional ethics and lives.

3, 7, 8, 9, 10

1,2,3

A,C

6 -Know to seperate from each other the concepts of ethics, morals and morality.

3, 7, 8, 9, 10

1,2,3

A,C

7-Can be able to discuss the issues of Woman Rights, Human Rights, Animal Rights and ethics, and Racial Discrimination.

3, 7, 8, 9, 10

1,2,3

A,C

8- Know the difference of “ethical” and “legal”.

3, 7, 8, 9, 10

1,2,3

A,C

 

Course Flow

 

COURSE CONTENT

Week

Topics

Study Materials

1

Introduction, defitions of ethics, ethics vs freedom.

Personal notes

2

Deontological Ethics, Teleological Ethics, and Subjective Ethics

 

Books and personal notes

3

The subjects of Virtue Ethics; and Ethical Relativism.

Books and personal notes

4

Ethical Subjectivism, Religious Ethics, and Ethical Egoism.

Books and personal notes

5

Macchiavellian Ethics

Books and personal notes

6

J.S.Mill and Utilitarianism

Books and personal notes

7

Immanuel Kant and Ethical Absolutism

Books and personal notes

8

MIDTERM

Books and personal notes

9

Antinomian Ethics, Situational Ethics, Instinctual Ethics

Books and personal notes

10

J.J Rousseau and Social Contract Ethics

Books and personal notes

11

Existentialism;  and Communitarian Ethics vs Liberalist Ethics

Books and personal notes

12

Subjects of Animal Ethics; and Racial Discrimination

Books, personal notes, and documents

13

Woman Rights and Feminism

Books, personal notes, and documents

14

Professional Ethics of Newsmaking and Journalism

Books, personal notes, and documents

15

Professional Ethic

s of Advertising and Public Relations

Books, personal notes, and documents

16

FINAL

 

 

Recommended Sources

 

 

RECOMMENDED SOURCES

Textbook

 

Additional Resources

 

A.David Gordon, J.M. Kitross, J.C. Merrill, W. Babcock, M. Dorsher, Controversies in Media Ethics, 3rd Edition, N.Y. 2011.

Russ Shafer-Landau, The Fundamentals of Ethics, Oxford University Press, 2018.

Barbara MacKinnon, Andrew Fiala, Ethics: Theory and Contemporary Issues, Australia, 2018.

 

Material Sharing

 

 

MATERIAL SHARING

Documents

www.coadsys.yeditepe.edu.tr

Assignments

www.coadsys.yeditepe.edu.tr

Exams

 
 

Assessment

 

 

ASSESSMENT

IN-TERM STUDIES

NUMBER

PERCENTAGE

Midterm

1

40

Final Exam

1

60

     

Totall

 

100

Contribution of Final Examination to Overall Grade

 

60

Contribution of In-Term Studies to Overall Grade

 

40

Totall

 

100

 

Course’s Contribution to Program

 

COURSE'S CONTRIBUTION TO PROGRAM

No

Program Learning Outcomes

Contribution

1

2

3

4

5

 

1

S/he has theoretical knowledge about the field of public relations

       

x

 

2

S/he knows the research methods and techniques that are related to the field of public relations.

 

x

       

3

S/he has knowledge and awareness about the interdisciplinary issues that are required by the field. S/he comprehends the relation of those issues with public relations.

   

x

     

4

S/he is able to make oral presentations in English about her/his field.

     

x

   

5

S/he has the digital competencies that are required by the field.

 

x

       

6

S/he has the ability of creative thinking that is required by the field of public relations.

     

x

   

7

S/he has the abilities of research, planning, implementation, measurement and assessment that are necessary for a successful public relations practice.

       

x

 

8

S/he evaluates and applies the knowledge and abilities she/he has acquired in her/his field to partner organizations in the sector through teamwork. 

 

x

       

9

S/he is able to evaluate the knowledge and abilities she/he has acquired in her/his field from an analytical and critical perspective.

       

x

 

10

S/he has the awareness of practicing and developing the profession of public relations by adhering to ethical rules.

       

x

 
 

ECTS

 

 

ECTS ALLOCATED BASED ON STUDENT WORKLOAD BY THE COURSE DESCRIPTION

Activities

Quantity

Duration
(Hour)

Total
Workload
(Hour)

Course Duration

14

3

42

Hours for off-the-classroom study (Pre-study, practice)

14

5

70

Mid-terms

1

3

3

Final examination

2

3

3

Total Work Load

   

118

Total Work Load / 25 (h)

   

4,72

ECTS Credit of the Course

   

5