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SWK1102 Philosophy, Knowledge and Ethics
Credit Points: 15
This unit introduces students to a range of traditional western and contemporary philosophies as they relate to human service practice. The unit will specifically focus on knowledge (epistemology) and ethics and explore differing views on how we come to know the social world, as well as a range of ethical theories and positions derived from philosophical thinking. This unit will examine these various and competing philosophical perspectives in relation to a range of contemporary issues such as sanctity of life issues, ethical dilemmas in social work practice, as well as broader issues such as social justice and the environment. The unit will encourage students to think critically and deeply on philosophical problems in contemporary society.

This Unit is part of the following Courses / Unit Sets
K43Bachelor of Creative Industries - Bunbury
K41Bachelor of Social Work - Bunbury
K42Bachelor of Social Work Honours - Bunbury
C17Diploma in Science - Bunbury
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Last Updated - Higher Education: 31/03/2008 VET: 31/03/2008