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Practical Ethics I: Foundations and Applications of Ethics


This course is the first in a three-part series on practical ethics—i.e., the ethical appraisal of matters that affect lives, laws, and policies. It introduces students to some criteria for good reasoning about ethics, and surveys a few of the most influential ethical theories (consequentialism, deontology, virtue ethics, etc.). Following this, students will be exposed to practical ethics literature in which principles of ethical reasoning and ethical theories are deployed. Students will critically evaluate arguments for different perspectives, and craft essays defending their own reasoned views on these issues.


Date(s): 7 to 21 September 2020
Time: 1:00pm to 5:20pm (Monday)
Venue: NTU Campus
Closing Date:
24 August 2020
Course Fee: Standard: S$1070.00   View more
Registration fees inclusive of:
  • Prevailing GST


By the end of the course, student should be able to:

  1. Identify the morally/ethically relevant features of situations, decisions, and policies, and articulate what makes those features morally/ethically relevant
  2. Understand how ethical theories are used to facilitate ethical reasoning; weigh the pros and cons of different ethical theories
  3. Assess whether an ethical claim is well-supported by an ethical argument



  1. Environmental ethics
  2. Economic inequality
  3. The ethical treatment of animals
  4. Sexual ethics


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NTU, SoH Lecturer

Anyone with a good Bachelor's degree from any discipline

Pre-requisite: NIL

Standard Course Fee S$1070.00
Course fee payable after SSG funding, if eligible under various schemes

Cat-A SSG Funded Courses1


Enhanced Training Support for SMEs2


Mid-Career Enhanced Subsidy (MCES)3

Standard Course Fee $1070.00
Course fee payable after funding or subsidy, if eligible under various schemes
Course fee payable after Discount^

Group of 3 pax and above


NTU/NIE Alumni, Staff & Students


NTUC Member

- All fees stated are inclusive of 7% GST
- SkillsFuture Credit can be used to offset course fees payable.
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3 Mid-Career Enhanced Subsidy (MCES) - Singaporeans aged 40 and above may enjoy subsidies up to 90% of the course fee.
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^ Discount cannot be used in conjunction with other SSG funding scheme or NTU Alumni Course Credit. Participants are eligible for only ONE of the discount schemes.
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