GFVM1005
Ethical Controversies in Hong Kong Today

GFVM1005
Course Code Offering Department(s) Units & Hours
GFVM1005 REL (3,2,1)
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What is the course about?

GFVM1005 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?

……導師開始以那些原則和理倫去論述不同的爭議事件,當中有大部份是和我們息息相關的……修讀此課程後,我最大的得著是學懂了三大倫理學說,而且發現倫理其實不是一些曲高和寡、過份保守的東西,反而有助我們自律、增進美德……

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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.