Uusi opinto-opas (sisältäen myös opetusohjelmat) lukuvuodelle 2018-2019 sijaitsee osoitteessa https://opas.peppi.utu.fi . Tältä sivustolta löytyvät enää vanhat opinto-oppaat ja opetusohjelmat.

The new study guide (incl. teaching schedules) for academic year 2018-2019 can be found at https://studyguide.utu.fi. This site contains only previous years' guides.

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FNSC1043 Ethical Thinking and Society 5 ECTS
Organised by
Finnish-Nordic Society and Culture
Person in charge
MA, LicSocSc. Susanne Uusitalo / Department of Behavioural Sciences and Philosophy, Philosophy

Learning outcomes

The course will provide students with basic knowledge of practical ethics and ethical thinking is used in exploring various spheres of society, such as professional life and health care. The course also offers a perspective to the society in light of political philosophy and explores questions of justice in decision making.


The course offers an introduction to ethical thinking and its relevance in society. With the help of various cases, the course illuminates the active role of ethical thinking in everyday life and political decision making.

Course outline:

a) Introduction to ethical thinking and practical ethics
b) Health care ethics
c) Introduction to political philosophy
d) Risks, ethics and society
e) Professional ethics

Teaching methods

Teaching method Contact Online
Lectures 20 h 0 h

Lectures and an essay on one of the themes.

Teaching language


Modes of study

Option 1
Available for:
  • Degree Programme Students
  • Other Students
  • Doctoral Students
  • Exchange Students
Participation in classroom work
  • In English
  • In English
Participation in classroom work and Essay


Numeric 0-5.

Recommended year of study

Spring semester

Belongs to following study modules

Faculty of Social Sciences
Archived Teaching Schedule. Please refer to current Teaching Shedule.
Faculty of Social Sciences
Studies at the Faculty of Social Sciences
Finnish-Nordic Society and Culture