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SO-404-1 Ethics in Services
A basic knowledge of ethics from bachelor level.
On successful completion of the course, the student should
- have a thorough knowledge of ethical theories and studies that are emphasised within the subject, and an overview of other ethical theories and studies with relevance to working with people.
- be able to interpret their field in the light of ethical perspectives, concretise ethical challenges in working with people, and understand and analyse these challenges from the perspectives emphasised in the subject.
The course focuses on ethical challenges in public services related to the subject of welfare problems and social change addressed in the compulsory courses of the masters. Ethical problems in the profession working with other people will be discussed and normative challenges connected to professional work will be emphasised. The tension between general quality requirements and the meeting with individuals - between principles and experience - will be central. This focus implies a special attention to empirical ethical studies.
The presumption is that ethical judgment is
best understood in a combination of practical experience and
The course will deal with different ethical perspectives and movements, and have an emphasis on a phenomological approach.
- Phenomenology and ethics
- Perspective on humanity and its influence when working with people
- The meeting with the different other
- When norms are not shared
- Ethical dimensions in the relationship between the professional and the client
- The dialogue's various kinds and challenges
- User participation
- Liberation or discipline?
- When the user is a child
Lectures and group work with assignments and/or group presentations. The course is taught in intensive periods during the semester
Approved individual assignment with an oral presentation in groups.
Individual oral examination (45-60 minutes). Graded assessment
Second cycle (master)
Normally second year of master's programme
Associate Professor Solveig Botnen Eide
The syllabus will be published on the home page of the course when finalised. See link in the upper right hand corner of the page.
Yes. Subject to availability.
Faculty of Economics and Social Sciences