|Semester 1, 2021 On-campus Toowoomba|
|Short Description:||Ethical Issues and Human Right|
|Faculty or Section :||Faculty of Business, Education, Law and Arts|
|School or Department :||School of Humanities & Communication|
|Student contribution band :||2021 Grandfather Funding Cl 1|
|ASCED code :||090399 - Studies in Human Society n.e.c|
|Grading basis :||Graded|
|Version produced :||14 April 2021|
Examiner: Jess Carniel
Students who have previously completed CDS2000 cannot enrol in this course.
Students will require access to e-mail and have internet access to UConnect for this course.
Ethical professional and research practice is a key requirement of all graduates, with evolving community expectations, legal requirements and professional demands. This applies to a range of professions, and to research ethics in the humanities, sciences and social sciences.
This course introduces students to the main legal, ethical, and social justice responsibilities that are integral to professional and research contexts. While considering a range of approaches to moral philosophy, students will focus on a rights based approach, together with an awareness of contemporary social justice issues. Examples and applications will be taken from a range of professions (e.g. human services, journalism) and codes of research ethics (e.g. human subjects, animal ethics).
On completion of this course students should be able to:
- define the major philosophical approaches to ethics;
- reflect on the ethical basis for their own and society's values and attitudes to a variety of contemporary ethical issues;
- give examples of human rights issues, and critically analyse instances of inequality and marginalisation, in Australia and other countries;
- identify the key factors that shape contemporary understandings of social justice;
- identify and apply ethical research and enquiry skills;
- competently apply oral and written skills in the analysis and discussion of ethical issues and human rights;
- use academic and professional literacy skills to apply knowledge in the analysis and application of ethical literature and theory to selected professional and research contexts.
|1.||Ethical frameworks and issues||25.00|
|4.||Professional and research ethics||25.00|
Text and materials required to be purchased or accessed
ALL textbooks and materials available to be purchased can be sourced from USQ's Online Bookshop (unless otherwise stated). (https://omnia.usq.edu.au/textbooks/?year=2021&sem=01&subject1=HMT2000)
Please contact us for alternative purchase options from USQ Bookshop. (https://omnia.usq.edu.au/info/contact/)
Student workload expectations
|Description||Marks out of||Wtg (%)||Due Date||Notes|
|MID-SEMESTER TAKE-HOME TEST||100||40||26 Apr 2021||(see note 1)|
|MOODLE LESSONS||100||10||31 May 2021||(see note 2)|
|CASE STUDY||100||50||07 Jun 2021|
- The mid-semester take home testwill be released to students on Monday 19 April with an expected completion within one week.
- Moodle Lessons are administered weekly via StudyDesk. They involve content delivery and quizzes on that material. Lesson marks will be finalised and collated after the date indicated above. Please refer to StudyDesk for the schedule of deadlines.
Important assessment information
Students must attend and complete the requirements of the Workplace Health and Safety training program for this course where required.
External and Online:
There are no attendance requirements for this course. However, it is the students’ responsibility to study all material provided to them or required to be accessed by them to maximise their chance of meeting the objectives of the course and to be informed of course-related activities and administration.
It is the students’ responsibility to attend and participate appropriately in all activities (such as lectures, tutorials, laboratories and practical work) scheduled for them, and to study all material provided to them or required to be accessed by them to maximise their chance of meeting the objectives of the course and to be informed of course-related activities and administration.
Requirements for students to complete each assessment item satisfactorily:
To satisfactorily complete an individual assessment item a student must achieve at least 50% of the marks.
Penalties for late submission of required work:
Students should refer to the Assessment Procedure http://policy.usq.edu.au/documents.php?id=14749PL (point 4.2.4)
Requirements for student to be awarded a passing grade in the course:
To be assured of receiving a passing grade a student must achieve at least 50% of the total weighted marks available for the course.
Method used to combine assessment results to attain final grade:
The final grades for students will be assigned on the basis of the aggregate of the weighted marks obtained for each of the summative assessment items in the course.
The mid-semester take-home test will be administered in the same way as other forms of written assessment; that is, it will be submitted as a document via the submission portal and processed via Turnitin.
Examination period when Deferred/Supplementary examinations will be held:
The mid-semester take-home test will be subject to the same extension processes as other forms of written assessment, such as essays.
University Student Policies:
Students should read the USQ policies: Definitions, Assessment and Student Academic Misconduct to avoid actions which might contravene University policies and practices. These policies can be found at http://policy.usq.edu.au.
Students can expect that questions in assessment items in this course may draw upon knowledge and skills that they can reasonably be expected to have acquired before enrolling in the course. This includes knowledge contained in pre-requisite courses and appropriate communication, information literacy, analytical, critical thinking, problem solving or numeracy skills. Students who do not possess such knowledge and skills should not expect to achieve the same grades as those students who do possess them.