Ethical Controversies in Hong Kong Today

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.

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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.