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Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

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Week
1

Week 1

4 hours to complete

Getting Started with the Course

4 hours to complete
13 videos (Total 159 min), 7 readings, 1 quiz
13 videos
Reasoning in Ethics13m
Subjectivism4m
Cultural Relativism13m
Objectivism19m
Religion and Ethics9m
Introduction to Consequentialism11m
Utilitarianism13m
Objections to Utilitarianism and Possible Utilitarian Responses15m
Deontology15m
Exceptionless Moral Rules8m
Natural Law Ethics10m
Absolute Rights or Prima Facie Duties17m
7 readings
Course Overview10m
Overview of Videos10m
Effective Altruism Resources10m
Discussion Forum Guidelines10m
Keep in Touch10m
Topic Introduction: Meta-Ethics10m
Topic Introduction: Normative Ethical Theories10m
1 practice exercise
Quiz 115m
Week
2

Week 2

3 hours to complete

Poverty and Affluence

3 hours to complete
12 videos (Total 138 min), 4 readings, 1 quiz
12 videos
The Affluent, the Poor and the Rule of Easy Rescue14m
Objections to the Pond Analogy 15m
The Effectiveness of Aid4m
What is Poverty?8m
Helping People Solve Their Own Problems10m
Evaluating Oxfam's Work12m
Thomas Pogge's Argument About Global Poverty10m
Institutional Human Rights Violations20m
Why 'Does Aid Work?' is the Wrong Question to Ask12m
What Works?15m
Heart Plus Mind6m
4 readings
Topic Introduction: The Pond Story10m
Topic Introduction: Discussion with Raymond Offenheiser10m
Topic Introduction: Poverty as Human Rights Violations10m
Topic Introduction: Discussion with Dean Karlan10m
1 practice exercise
Quiz 210m
Week
3

Week 3

2 hours to complete

What is the Best Cause? How Much Ought We Do to Help Others?

2 hours to complete
7 videos (Total 70 min), 2 readings, 1 quiz
7 videos
GiveWell's Recommended Charities7m
On Advocacy, Different Causes and GiveWell's Impact9m
Reasons for Giving11m
How Much Should You Give?13m
Questions and Answers, Part 16m
Questions and Answers, Part 210m
2 readings
Topic Introduction: Discussion with Elie Hassenfeld, GiveWell10m
Topic Introduction: Discussion with Zell Kravinsky, Julia Wise, and Alexander Berger10m
1 practice exercise
Quiz 310m
Week
4

Week 4

1 hour to complete

Effective Altruism and Career Choice

1 hour to complete
5 videos (Total 47 min), 1 reading, 1 quiz
5 videos
Will MacAskill: An Ethical Career, Part 25m
Matt Wage: Earning to Give in Practice5m
Questions and Answers, Part 19m
Questions and Answers, Part 26m
1 reading
Topic Introduction: Discussion with Will MacAskill and Matt Wage10m
1 practice exercise
Quiz 410m

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