ASP129 - Love, Sex and Death

Unit details

Year:

2020 unit information

Important Update:

Classes and seminars in Trimester 2/Semester 2, 2020 will be online. Physical distancing for coronavirus (COVID-19) will affect delivery of other learning experiences in this unit. Please check your unit sites for announcements and updates one week prior to the start of your trimester or semester.

Last updated: 2 June 2020

Enrolment modes:

2020:

Trimester 1: Burwood (Melbourne), Waurn Ponds (Geelong), Cloud (online)

Trimester 3: Cloud (online)

 

2021:

Trimester 2: Burwood (Melbourne), Waurn Ponds (Geelong), Cloud (online)

Trimester 3: Cloud (online)

Credit point(s):1
EFTSL value:0.125
Unit Chair:Trimester 1: Marilyn Stendera
Trimester 3: Marilyn Stendera
Prerequisite:

Nil

Corequisite:

Nil

Incompatible with:

ASP229, ASP329

Typical study commitment:

Students will on average spend 150 hours over the teaching period undertaking the teaching, learning and assessment activities for this unit.

Scheduled learning activities - campus:

1 x 1-hour class per week, 1 x 1-hour seminar per week

Scheduled learning activities - cloud:

1 x 1-hour class per week (recordings provided), 1 x 1-hour online seminar per week

Content

This unit consists of three modules. The first is a philosophical exploration of the concept of love in its various forms: romantic love, family love, friendship, and divine love. Our focus will be on romantic love. We will also consider philosophical approaches to same-sex marriage. The second module explores sexuality, its place in a well-lived life, and the moral concepts that have grown up around it. Related social issues such as sex-work and pornography are also discussed. The third module explores death, including traditional and contemporary understandings of death, medical definitions of death, and ethical issues related to killing such as abortion and euthanasia.

 

These are the Learning Outcomes (ULO) for this unit

At the completion of this unit, successful students can:

Deakin Graduate Learning Outcomes

ULO1

Identify and discuss in a reflective and critical way, in both essay and dialogue format, some of the philosophical problems raised by love, sex, and death

GLO1: Discipline-specific knowledge and capabilities

GLO2: Communication

ULO2

Interpret, understand and engage critically with a range of primary and secondary philosophical texts relating to love, sex, and death

GLO1: Discipline-specific knowledge and capabilities

GLO3: Digital literacy

GLO4: Critical thinking

GLO6: Self-management

ULO3

Work collaboratively to analyse, compare, and defend philosophical arguments, backed by relevant evidence, in the course of constructing a group dialogue

GLO1: Discipline-specific knowledge and capabilities

GLO7: Teamwork

ULO4

Construct essay-length arguments of your own using language that is concise, clear and conforms to the standards of academic scholarship (e.g., proper referencing of sources)

GLO1: Discipline-specific knowledge and capabilities

GLO2: Communication

GLO4: Critical thinking

GLO5: Problem solving

 

These Unit Learning Outcomes are applicable for all teaching periods throughout the year

Assessment

Trimester 1:
Assessment Description Student output Grading and weighting
(% total mark for unit)
Indicative due week
Assessment 1 Group Assignment   20% Week 4
Assessment 2 (Individual) - Essay 1500 words 40% Week 8
Assessment 3 (Individual) - Essay 1500 words 40% Week 12

Assessment

Trimester 3:
Assessment Description Student output Grading and weighting
(% total mark for unit)
Indicative due week
Assessment 1 Group Assignment   20% Information not yet available
Assessment 2 (Individual) - Essay 1500 words 40% Week 7
Assessment 3 (Individual) - Essay 1500 words 40% Week 11

The assessment due weeks provided may change. The Unit Chair will clarify the exact assessment requirements, including the due date, at the start of the teaching period.

Learning Resource

The texts and reading list for the unit can be found on the University Library via the link below: ASP129 Note: Select the relevant trimester reading list. Please note that a future teaching period's reading list may not be available until a month prior to the start of that teaching period so you may wish to use the relevant trimester's prior year reading list as a guide only.

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