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Guidelines to develop a stand-alone course

 

This Module provides an outline for a three-hour class, but there is potential to develop its topics further into a stand-alone course. The scope and structure of such a course will be determined by the specific needs of each context, but a possible structure is presented here as a suggestion.

 

Session

Topic

Brief description

1

Introduction

Introduce students to core terms and ideas

2

What are values?

Introduces students to the idea of values, valuing and how this relates to ethics

3

Universalism

What is universalism? Are all ethical ideas universal?

4

Aristotle

Introduces Aristotle's ideas of deriving virtue and ethics from nature as he understood it

5

Mencius

Introduces Mencius' ideas about deriving virtue and ethics from history and tradition

6

Habermas

Introduces students to Habermas, ideal speech theory and ethics

7

Kung

Introduces the work of theologian Hans Kung and his attempt to create universal values through religious dialogue

8

Human Rights 1

Introduces students to the idea of human rights and how they emerged from various cultural and political ideas

9

Human Rights 2

Examines human rights within the UN system, particularly the passage of the UDHR

10

Simulation on Human Values

Conduct simulation

11

Simulation on Human Values (cont.)

Conduct simulation

12

Conclusions

 
 

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