GEET 304 | Course Introduction and Application Information

Course Name
Ethical Decision Making
Code
Semester
Theory
(hour/week)
Application/Lab
(hour/week)
Local Credits
ECTS
GEET 304
Fall/Spring
3
0
3
4

Prerequisites
None
Course Language
English
Course Type
Service Course
Course Level
First Cycle
Course Coordinator
Course Lecturer(s)
Assistant(s) -
Course Objectives Ethics is the study of how we ought to live well and how to live rightly. This course aims each student to have the opportunity to think deeply and systematically about the primary components of living a good human life and begin a lifelong process of reflection and self-scrutiny regarding her or his own life.
Course Description The students who succeeded in this course;
  • Define the major traditional theories, thinkers, and concepts in ethics
  • Analyze ethical problems, and defend his or her views both orally and in writing Develop critical thinking and writing skills
  • Apply these theories, concepts and principles both to controversial moral and social issues and to everyday ethical decision-making
  • Engage substantive personal reflection about the relationship between moral obligations and values and living a good human life
  • Develop critical thinking and writing skills
Course Content This course is designed as an introduction to moral philosophy through a number of central issues. The main aim of the course, therefore, is to introduce students with major theories, thinkers and concepts of ethics. Successful students will be able to apply these concepts and theories to controversial moral issues as well as to their personal, everyday life in a reflective manner.

 



Course Category

Core Courses
Major Area Courses
Supportive Courses
Media and Management Skills Courses
Transferable Skill Courses

 

WEEKLY SUBJECTS AND RELATED PREPARATION STUDIES

Week Subjects Related Preparation
1 Introduction to the course: Objectives and Expectations
2 Moralism vs. Morality - What is ethics? How do we decide? Simon Blackburn, “Introduction,” in Ethics: A Very Short Introduction, Oxford University Press, pp. 1-9. Robert C. Solomon / Kathleen M. Higgins, “Introduction: Doing Philosophy,” in the Big Questions: A Short Introduction to Philosophy, Wadsworth, pp. 3-7.
3 Introduction to Virtue Ethics Michael J. Sandel, Justice: What's The Right Thing To Do? New York: Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2010, pp. 184-207. Supplementary Readings: Alain de Botton, Consolation of Philosophy, Ch. 1: “Unpopularity”.
4 Virtue Ethics - Case analysis (Movie Screening) Movie: Agora (2009), Director: Alejandro Amenábar
5 Review: Virtue Ethics Michael J. Sandel, Justice: What's The Right Thing To Do? New York: Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2010 ss. 184-207. Supplementary Readings: Plato, The Apology (of Socrates); Aristotle, Nicomachean Ethics: Alasdair McIntyre, A Short History of Ethics, 1998, British Library ss.57-83.
6 MIDTERM I
7 Introduction to Utilitarian Approach Michael J. Sandel, Justice: What's The Right Thing To Do? New York: Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2010 ss. 31-57. Alain de Botton, Consolation of Philosophy, Ch. 2: “Not Having Enough Money”. Supplementary Reading: John Stuart Mill, On Liberty, 1859.
8 Utilitarian Approach - Case analysis (Movie Screening) Movie: Eye in the Sky, Director: Gavin Hood
9 Review: Utilitarian Approach Michael J. Sandel, Justice: What's The Right Thing To Do? New York: Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2010 ss. 31-57. Supplementary Reading: John Stuart Mill, On Liberty, 1859; Alasdair McIntyre, A Short History of Ethics, 1998, British Library ss. 227-243.
10 MIDTERM II
11 Introduction to Deontological Approach Michael J. Sandel, Justice: What's The Right Thing To Do? New York: Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2010 ss. 103-139. Supplementary Reading: Immanuel Kant, Grounding for the Metaphysics of Morals.
12 Deontological Approach - Case analysis (Movie Screening) Movie: The Reader, (2008), Director: Stephen Daldry
13 Review: Deontological Approach Michael J. Sandel, Justice: What's The Right Thing To Do? New York: Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2010 ss. 103-139. Supplementary Reading: Immanuel Kant, Grounding for the Metaphysics of Morals.
14 Markets and Morals / Selected Topic in Contemporary Discussions on Ethics Michael J. Sandel, Justice: What's The Right Thing To Do? New York: Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2010 ss. 75-102. Supplementary reading will be announced by instructor.
15 Review of the Semester  
16 Review of the Semester  

 

Course Notes/Textbooks
Suggested Readings/Materials

 

EVALUATION SYSTEM

Semester Activities Number Weigthing
Participation
14
10
Laboratory / Application
Field Work
Quizzes / Studio Critiques
Homework / Assignments
1
10
Presentation / Jury
Project
Seminar / Workshop
Oral Exams
Midterm
2
50
Final Exam
1
30
Total

Weighting of Semester Activities on the Final Grade
17
70
Weighting of End-of-Semester Activities on the Final Grade
1
30
Total

ECTS / WORKLOAD TABLE

Semester Activities Number Duration (Hours) Workload
Theoretical Course Hours
(Including exam week: 16 x total hours)
16
3
48
Laboratory / Application Hours
(Including exam week: 16 x total hours)
16
Study Hours Out of Class
15
1
Field Work
Quizzes / Studio Critiques
Homework / Assignments
1
Presentation / Jury
Project
Seminar / Workshop
Oral Exam
Midterms
2
20
Final Exam
1
25
    Total
128

 

COURSE LEARNING OUTCOMES AND PROGRAM QUALIFICATIONS RELATIONSHIP

#
Program Competencies/Outcomes
* Contribution Level
1
2
3
4
5
1

To be able to define and discuss the history, underlying concepts and theories of cinema and digital media.

2

To be able to develop a storytelling idea for cinema and digital media arts by using creativity and critical thinking.

3

To be able to operate specialized technical equipment and competently use software in the fields of cinema and digital media arts. 

4

To be able to execute the main tasks in the pre-production, production and post-production of an audio-visual work at the basic level including screenwriting, production planning, operating the camera, sound recording, lighting and editing.

5

To be able to perform a specialized task at an advanced level either for pre-production, production or post-production of an audio-visual work.

6

To be able to discuss how meaning is made through works of cinema and digital media; in what ways economics, politics and culture affect visual representation; how the conditions of production, consumption, distribution and interpretation shape images.

7

To be able to perform specialized tasks for creating digital media narratives with interactive elements.

8

To be able to conduct a critical analysis of a film or a work of digital media arts from technical, intellectual and artistic points of view.

9

To be able to take individual responsibility of a film or a digital media work from scratch to product in a problem-solving manner.

10

To be able to work as a crewmember by following norms of ethical conduct and taking initiative to improve the ethical standards of his/her working environment.

11

To be able to collect data in the areas of Cinema and Digital Media and communicate with colleagues in a foreign language ("European Language Portfolio Global Scale", Level B1).

12

To be able to speak a second foreign language at a medium level of fluency efficiently.

13

To be able to relate the knowledge accumulated throughout the human history to their field of expertise.

*1 Lowest, 2 Low, 3 Average, 4 High, 5 Highest