PHILO218-21G (NET)

Ethics at Work

15 Points

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Division of Arts Law Psychology & Social Sciences
School of Social Sciences
Philosophy

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: monique.mulder@waikato.ac.nz

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Paper Description

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This paper aims to provide an understanding of ethics as it relates to research, professional and business practice. The paper is suitable for students from all Divisions, Faculties and disciplines. You do not need to have done Philosophy papers before. The lecturer provides assistance to students whenever needed that takes academic background into account.
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Paper Structure

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This paper is fully online and does not have lectures or tutorials. Content is provided through videos attached to quizzes and exercises, and through readings on which discussion forums and exercises are based. Each exercise is based on one reading, which is available in the Waikato Reading list. There is a link to the Waikato Reading List in Moodle. The discussion forums run from 15 November to 10 December. Both quizzes open on 15 November and close on 29 November. Exercises 1, 2, and 3, and Assignment 1 are due on 6 December. Exercise 4, 5 and 6, and Assignment 2 are due on 14 December. There is a course review lesson/quiz due on 20 December. All assessment closes on 20 December.

Please note that all assessment is individual. You must not have help of any kind to complete the work.

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Learning Outcomes

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Students who successfully complete the paper should be able to:

  • Think critically about ethical issues in a wide variety of professional settings
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  • Elucidate and analyse complex problems and concepts arising in the application of ethics to work-related contexts
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  • Articulate and defend original arguments in support of contentious theses
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  • Make ethical decisions in professional contexts
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  • Be proficient in the distinctive questions and arguments associated with the application of ethics to work-related contexts
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  • Communicate information, arguments, and analyses effectively in writing
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Assessment

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There are two quizzes, four discussion forums, six exercises, two assignments, and one final review lesson. The quizzes close on 29 November. The discussion forums run during weeks 1 through 4. Exercises 1, 2, and 3, and Assignment 1 are due on 6 December. Exercise 4, 5 and 6, and Assignment 2 are due on 14 December. The review lesson is due on 20 December. However, you are free to move through the exercises and assignments at your own pace and complete the paper early. In order to complete in five weeks you should do all the work scheduled for that week on the course page. You are recommended to do the exercises in the order in which they appear in Moodle, regardless of how quickly you do them.

All assessment for this paper is individual. You must not have help of any kind to do it. Any suspected breach of this requirement will be thoroughly investigated and reported to Academic Integrity where necessary.

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Assessment Components

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The internal assessment/exam ratio (as stated in the University Calendar) is 100:0. There is no final exam. The final exam makes up 0% of the overall mark.

The internal assessment/exam ratio (as stated in the University Calendar) is 100:0 or 0:0, whichever is more favourable for the student. The final exam makes up either 0% or 0% of the overall mark.

Component DescriptionDue Date TimePercentage of overall markSubmission MethodCompulsory
1. Quizzes
29 Nov 2021
11:30 PM
10
  • Online: Submit through Moodle
2. Discussion forum participation
8
  • Online: Moodle Forum Discussion
3. Exercises
30
  • Online: Submit through Moodle
4. Assignment 1
6 Dec 2021
5:00 PM
25
  • Online: Submit through Moodle
5. Assignment 2
14 Dec 2021
5:00 PM
25
  • Online: Submit through Moodle
6. Review lesson/quiz
20 Dec 2021
11:30 PM
2
  • Online: Submit through Moodle
Assessment Total:     100    
Failing to complete a compulsory assessment component of a paper will result in an IC grade
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Required and Recommended Readings

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Required Readings

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In this paper you will use electronic resources available through Moodle and at no cost to you. There are required journal articles for the exercises. These are in the Waikato Reading List along with readings for the first assignment.
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Recommended Readings

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Recommended readings for each topic are in the Waikato Reading List.
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Online Support

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This paper is taught entirely online using Moodle. All resources will be available through Moodle. If you require assistance with Moodle, please contact ITS support: http://its.waikato.ac.nz/client_support/, http://www.waikato.ac.nz/ict-self-help//, Email: help@waikato.ac.nz, Phone: Ext 4008 or (07) 838 4008 (from a cell phone or from off campus).

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Workload

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This paper requires 150 hours learning time, including all study and assessment, which can be spread over a maximum of five weeks. This means that the workload is at least 30 hours per week. Although the paper is taught in a shorter period than papers in A and B semesters, the workload is the same. You are advised to consider very carefully whether you can fit that amount of work into the time you personally have available.
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Linkages to Other Papers

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Restriction(s)

Restricted papers: PHIL218

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