Course: Ethics

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Course title Ethics
Course code KBO/4221
Organizational form of instruction Lesson
Level of course Bachelor
Year of study not specified
Semester Summer
Number of ECTS credits 3
Language of instruction Czech
Status of course Compulsory
Form of instruction Face-to-face
Work placements This is not an internship
Recommended optional programme components None
Course availability The course is available to visiting students
  • Šlégl Jiří, PhDr. Ph.D.
Course content
1. Introduction to ethical issues as an attempt to practical philosophy. 2. Ethics as an independent philosophic discipline. 3. The threefold model of freedom. 4. Decision-making and responsibility. 5. Happiness and blessedness. 6. The idea of good and ethical realism. 7. Moral sense. 8. Intergenerational relationships (ageism). 9. The last tings of a man (death). 10. The meaning of human existence as an ethical problem. 11. Suffering and disease. 12. Ethics, human and institution. 13. Closing test.

Learning activities and teaching methods
unspecified, unspecified
Learning outcomes
The aim of the course is to acquaint students with the development of ethical theories from antiquity to the present, with examples of phenomena such as freedom, responsibility, good, ageism, death, suffering or institution. The commentary is guided with regards to the practical needs of workers in the public sphere. It is therefore to ensure that students not only learned the theoretical foundation of ethics as a philosophical discipline, but to also understand the socilization importance of ethics. The overall goal is also to understand ethics as practical philosophy, which is today fundamentally necessary for the functioning of interpersonal relationship.
The student will adopt the code of ethics of a news staff, he knows the basic rules and principles of journalistic work, he understands the the need to comply with the ethical principles in his future career and he is able to distinguish morality and immorality of the news.
knowledge of the field on the level of GCSE exam knowledge of disciplines connected to the central domain of study knowledge of appropriate terminology

Assessment methods and criteria
attendance activity presentation test
Recommended literature
  • Anzenbacher, A. Úvod do etiky. Praha, 1994.
  • Haškovcová, H. Fenomén stáří. Praha: HTB, 2010.
  • Haškovcová, H. Thanatologie. Praha: Galén, 2007.
  • Jankovský, J. Etika pro pomáhající profese. Praha: Triton, 2003.
  • Kohák, E. Člověk, dobro a zlo. Praha, 1993.
  • Kohák, E. Svoboda, svědomí, soužití. Praha, 2004.
  • Olivar, R., R. Etická výchova. Bratislava: Orbis Pictus, 1992.
  • Příkaský, J., V. Učebnice základů etiky. Praha: Kalich, 2000.
  • Sokol, J. Etika a život. Praha: Vyšehrad, 2010.
  • Sokol, J., Pinc, Z. Antropologie a etika. Praha: Triton, 2003.

Study plans that include the course
Faculty Study plan (Version) Branch of study Category Recommended year of study Recommended semester
Faculty of Education Czech Language for Media and Public Sphere (A14) Philological sciences 2 Summer