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This section provides a suggestion for a post-class assignment for the purpose of assessing student understanding of the Module. Suggestions for pre-class or in-class assignments are provided in the Exercises section.
The following assignment is proposed to be completed within two weeks after the Module:
Select any media article that addresses the relationship between ethics and society. Examples might include fake news, social inequality, drone warfare, artificial intelligence, refugees, religious intolerance, climate change, or any topic that would be deemed appropriate and relevant within the specific context. Describe the example in your own words and clearly demonstrate what the relevant issues are. Select an ethical theory (e.g. utilitarianism or deontology) and apply this theory to the issue in order to identify a preferred way to guide decision making and possibly regulation. Maximum length: 1 500 words.