GCVM1015
Ethical Controversies in Hong Kong Today

GCVM1015
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GCVM1015 REL (3,2,1)
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What is the course about?

GCVM1015 is designed to provide students with an introduction to ethical theories and their applications to ethical issues in Hong Kong in the past few years. We will begin the course with an overview of the major ethical schools, namely, utilitarianism, deontological theories and virtue ethics, which will provide students with basic concepts that we will use throughout the course to understand ethical problems. We will continue by looking at selected topics of ethical controversies in Hong Kong society. Major areas may include topics such as life and death; love, sex and marriage, environmental ethics and business ethics. Within this format, we will give special attention to issues relevant to these considerations in Hong Kong today.

What do the students say about this course?

通過學習這門關於倫理學的科目,你會對善、惡、對、錯有更深一步的認識。……學習倫理學可引導我們去發問︰甚麽是善的?甚麽是對的?有甚麽是理所應當的?如何去辯護自己的立場?透過這門課去瞭解倫理學家各種各樣的思想,學會從他們的角度看世界、想問題,得著十分大。

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Notes for all GE courses

  • You can take a maximum of 6 additional units of GE courses from any categories as electives.