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Ethics 7.5 credits

First cycle, F0005S
Course syllabus valid: Autumn 2020 Sp 2 - Spring 2021 Sp 4
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Education level
First cycle
Grade scale
U G VG *
Subject group (SCB)
Main field of study

Entry requirements

In order to meet the general entry requirements for first cycle studies you must have successfully completed upper secondary education and documented skills in English language

More information about English language requirements


The selection is based on final school grades or Swedish Scholastic Aptitude Test.

Course Aim
By the end of this course, the student shall be able to:

  • reflect systematically on contemporary ethical issues through analyzing them using different ethical theories,
  • give examples of and elementary accounts of central meta-ethical theories,
  • treat, with stringency and precision, an ethical issue in writing.

  • Central ethical concepts and distinctions
  • Applied ethics
  • Normative ethics
  • Value theory

Teaching consists of lectures and seminars.

A written exam constitute the examination for the course.

Students must register for the courses themselves, or contact ETS educational administration, not later than three days after the quarter commences. Failure to do so can result in the place being lost. This rule also applies to students with a guaranteed place.

The following courses (comprising 7.5 credits each) are recommended for deeper studies in philosophy: F0001S, F0002S, F0004S (mandatory) and F0005S (mandatory).

Since the contents of the course partly overlap the contents of the course Technology and Ethics (F0003S), it is recommended that the student takes only one of these courses.

Anders Odenstedt

Transition terms
The course F0005S is equal to KSS731

Literature. Valid from Autumn 2018 Sp 1 (May change until 10 weeks before course start)
Backman, Y., Gardelli, T., Gardelli, V. & Persson, A. (2012). Vetenskapliga tankeverktyg. Lund: Studentlitteratur.
Bergström, L. (latest edition). Grundbok i värdeteori. Stockholm: Thales.
Tännsjö, T. (latest edition). Grundbok i normativ etik. Stockholm: Thales

Articles, no more than 200 pages in total, may be added by the teachers

Reference reading:
Singer, P. (Ed.) (latest edition). Ethics. Oxford: Oxford Univ. Press.

Course offered by
Department of Health, Education and Technology

CodeDescriptionGrade scaleHPStatusFrom periodTitle
0004Written examU G VG *7.50MandatoryA18

Study guidance
Study guidance for the course is to be found in our learning platform Canvas before the course starts. Students applying for single subject courses get more information in the Welcome letter. You will find the learning platform via My LTU.

Syllabus established
by 23 Jan 2007

Last revised
by Anna Öqvist, Assistant Director of Undergraduate Studies at the Department of Arts, Communication and Education underdepartment Pedagogy, language and didactics 20 Aug 2020