Ethics Studies

  • Contact Person: Prof R Hewitt (Acting)
  • Email: Hewitt@ukzn.ac.za
  • Telephone: (033) 260-6273

Selected modules offered at Howard College

About Ethics Studies

Ethics Studies deals in an inter-disciplinary way with behaviour, traditions and institutions that seek to foster that which is judged to be right and good by society’s main value-systems, drawing on historical, comparative, philosophical and scientific insights, with a strong emphasis on applied ethical issues.

Structure of the Major

Semester 1
Level 1
ETHS101 Ethics 1: Applied Global Ethics (16)
Level 2
PHIL203: Ways of Reasoning (16C) ETHS204 Environmental Philosophy and Ethics (16C)
Level 3
ETHS303 African Ethics and the Post-Colonial Condition (16C) ETHS305 Professional Ethics (16C)
Note: Students cannot major in both Ethics and Philosophy.
Semester 2
Level 1
One of: ETHS102 Ethics 1: Life, Sexuality and Death (16C) PHIL102 Philosophy & Ethics from Ancient to Modern (16C)
Level 2
ETHS201 The Ethics of Power (16C)
Level 3
ETHS302 Ethics 3: Ethics in the Workplace (16C) and either ETHS304 Ethics & Literature (16C) or PHIL305 Philosophy and Society (16C)
Note: Students cannot major in both Ethics and Philosophy.
Degree Level: Undergraduate
Campus: Pietermaritzburg Campus