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On successfully completing the module students will:
1. Have acquired a familiarity with and an understanding of a range of literary texts from different periods and places.
2. Have knowledge of some key ethical concepts like virtue, duty, rights, freedom and autonomy.
3. Be able to read a text to extract ethical insight from it.
4. Be able to express clearly a line of independent critical argument.
Writers like Xenophon, Plutarch, Thackeray, Geroge Elliot, Tolstoy, von Kleist, Sartre, Harper Lee and other authors will be looked at. The ethical themes that are treated will include virtue, duties, rights, happiness and freedom.
|Student Effort Type||Hours|
|Autonomous Student Learning||
Not applicable to this module.
|Description||Timing||Component Scale||% of Final Grade|
|Assignment: Short (750 word) online assignment engaging with the ethical issues arising from one of the texts under consideration in Block 1.||Varies over the Trimester||n/a||Graded||No||
|Assignment: Short (750 word) online assignment engaging with the ethical issues arising from one of the texts under consideration in Block 3.||Varies over the Trimester||n/a||Graded||No||
|Assignment: Short (750 word) online assignment engaging with the ethical issues arising from one of the texts under consideration in Block 2.||Varies over the Trimester||n/a||Graded||No||
|Resit In||Terminal Exam|
• Feedback individually to students, post-assessment
You will receive a grade and some comments online within a fortnight of the submission date for each assignment.
|Dr Patrick Dawson||Lecturer / Co-Lecturer|
|Assoc Professor Daniel Esmonde Deasy||Lecturer / Co-Lecturer|
|Dr Christopher Farrell||Lecturer / Co-Lecturer|
|Ms Suzanne Lynch||Lecturer / Co-Lecturer|
|Dr Jeanne Riou||Lecturer / Co-Lecturer|
|Professor Rowland Stout||Lecturer / Co-Lecturer|