Moral Studies
Subject Code: MPW2153
Aim of Subject: Moral Education at Private Higher Educational Institution is prepared to develop individuals with moral values and integrate moral values in their daily lives.
Learning Outcome of Subject: At the completion of the subject, students should be able to:
  • Explain the basic concept of moral values and the types of moral values.
  • Explain and criticize the moral and ethics theories.
  • Recognize moral values in Religions.
  • Know the current and traditional values of Malaysian society.
  • Establish the reasoning of moral issues.
  • Accomplish moral conflicts.
  • Practices good values as a student.
Programme Outcomes:
  • Dedicated, committed, professional and ethical in carrying out duties and responsibilities(30%)
  • Aware of the importance of maintaining and sustaining religious, social, cultural, economic and environmental stabilities.(40%)
  • Good team work, both as a leader and as a team member(20%)
  • Highly motivated and capable of continuous self-improvement and self-development.(10%)
Assessment Scheme:
  • Mid Term Test(20%)
  • Quizzes(10%)
  • Presentation(10%)
  • Social Work/Case Study/Assignment(10%)
  • Final Exam(50%)
Teaching and Learning Activities: 42 hours (lectures)
Credit Hours: 3
Pre-Requisite: None
  • Moral Education , Higher Education Series, Longman, Eow Boon Hin 2004 (TEXTBOOK)
  • Abdul Rahman Md. Aroff (1999). Pendidikan Moral: Teori Etika danAmalan Moral. Serdang: Penerbit Universiti Putra Malaysia (TEXTBOOK)
  • Ethics: theory and Contemporary Issues. California: Wadsworth Publishing Company, Mankinnon, B.2001.
  • Akhlak Dalam Islam.Kuala Lumpur: Dewan Bahasa dan Pustaka, Muhammad Uthman El Muhammady 1994.
  • Ethics. Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey: Prentice-Hill,Inc., Frankena, W.K. 1973.
  • Prosiding Persidangan Kebangsaan Etika Gunaan dan Profesional. UKM, Bangi, Abdul Latif Samian, Khairul Anwar Mastor, Nasrudin Yunos dan Rozita Ibrahim (PYNT) 2002.
  • Social Ethics: A student’s guide. Teichman , Jenny.1996
  • What is the best life?An introduction to Ethics.Art, Brad.1993
  • Environmental Ethics: An introduction to environmental philosophy.Des Jardins, Joseph r. 1993.
  • Morality and the good life: An introduction to ethics through classical sources.Solomon, Robert C.Third edition.1999.
  • Philosophical Ethics: An introduction to moral philosophy. Beauchamp, Tom L. Second edition 1991.
  • Ethics, a contemporary introduction. Gensler, Harry J.1998
  • Ethics: Discovering right and wrong. Louis P. Pojman. Forth edition.2002
  • Ethics: Theory and contemporary issues. Third edition. Barbara Mac Kinnon.2001.

Subject Contents

  • Introduction

  • The importance of Moral Education ?To have high moral standards in Malaysian society through Rukun Negara, Vision 2020, Individual Role, Responsibility and Moral Agent.
  • The Basic Concept of Ethics and Types of Moral Values

  • Normative approach ?Distinguish between normative and descriptive ?Basic concept of values - Types of moral values (instrumental, intrinsic, subjectivism, objectivism , relativism, absolute).
  • Ethics Theories and their Criticizes

  • Theory of social morality, Theory of Personality, teleological ethics and deontological theory.
  • Moral Values in Religions

  • Forms and dimensions of situational ethics, ethical judgement and principle ethics such as ethical relativism and ethical reasoning.
  • Moral Individual

  • Contents - Comprehend the needs of regulation; Form – issues or moral dilemma, moral principle; Dimension – rasional, autonomous, emotion.
  • Conflict Resolution

  • Ways to solve conflict according to the constructive conflict resolution processes ?Values of analysis, hierarchy, compromise.
  • Moral issues
    • Environmental pollution: water, sound, noise and air pollution, the causes and effects of global warming.
    • Euthanasia and physician assisted suicide: types and categories.
    • War - Justification of war.
    • Terrorism - Meaning of Terrorism.
    • Business Ethics - Bribes, corruption and misuse of power or status in all sectors.
    • Sexuality – Free sex (cohabitation, gay marriage, homosexuality, pre marital sex etc).
    • Discrimination - Gender, age, religion, race, disability and socio-economy.
    • Borderless information - Ethics in IT and the rights of gaining information.
    • Science and technology ?Genetics (human cloning), engineering etc.