Bachelor's Programme in Sociology of Work and Welfare
Child Welfare, 5 year Master's Programme
Language of instruction
Through reading, lectures and group work, the students should have acquired basic knowledge of key ethical and professional ethical questions with emphasis on ethical challenges in social work. The students should be able to concretise ethical changes as they emerge in social work, and they will develop the ability to reflect on them based on ethical thinking and theory.
The course consists of two main parts: ethics in principle and ethics in practice ethics in principle, topics:
Introduction to ethical schools of thought: deontological ethics, consequentialism, virtue-based ethics and ethics of discourse.
Special emphasis on relational ethics that revolves around the works of K.E. Løgstrup, M. Buber and E. Levinas
What does it mean to be å human being?
Ethics in social work:
Values in social work
Ethical challenges in meetings and conversations
Substance and function of professional Ethics
Between person and system
Lecture and group work with assignments and/or group presentations. Expected workload is about 270 hours.
Assessment methods and criteria
5-hour individual written examination. Graded assessment
The study programme manager, in consultation with the student representative, decides the method of evaluation and whether the courses will have a midterm- or end of term evaluation, see also the Quality System, section 4.1. Information about evaluation method for the course will be posted on Canvas.