Madras Christian College (Autonomous)

Value Education - I

Social Ethics

(2015 – 2016 onwards)


Semester: 1                                                                                                                                                                       No. of hours: 30

Credit: 1

Objectives: a) To bring awareness among students on various ethical issues prevailing in our society.

                    b) To enable students to become responsible human beings with values.


Value Education- Values- Components- Social Ethics- Definition and Importance- Issues of Bias and Neutrality in evolving ethical principles- Building up ethics/values in students- building up of character.


Individuals and Society- Role of individuals in society- Role of ethics in individuals, family, community and society- Role of Marriage, love, sex and divorce- role of religion in ethic -ethical issues in Childcare.


Politics and Ethics- Constitution- Justice, Equality, Freedom and Human Dignity- Govt. Institutions concerning ethics- NGOs concerning ethics- Human Rights (Men, Women and Child rights) – Issues of Caste, Class, Religion and Politics- National Integration.  


Economics and Ethics- Economic development and ethics- Professional ethics- Work ethics- Business ethics- Ethical dilemmas among youth in the context of changing economic scenario- Economic crimes- Bribery, Corruption, Immorality etc.- Priorities of Indian Economy- Poverty, Unemployment, Illiteracy and Inequality.


Role of Globalization in changing value systems- Wars : Nuclear, Chemical and Biological warfare- Terrorism- Racism and Ethnic unrest/conflicts- Environmental Degradation- Refugee crisis- Problems of Migration- Role of Science and Technology- Issues of Cloning etc.

Reference Books:

  1. ‘Value Education’, By Dr.Shiva and Dr. Balaji Loganathan, Sree Gomathi Publications, Chennai, 2011.
  2. ‘Peace and Value Education’, By Babu Muthuja and R. Usharani, Centrum Press, New Delhi, 2009.
  3. ‘Value Based Management’, By S.Srinivasan, Jaico Books, Mumbai, 2005.
  4. ‘Paths to a New Value Education’, By Herve Morisette, Indian Catehetical Association, Bangalore, 2001.
  5. ‘ A Textbook on Professional Ethics and Human Values’, By R.S. Naagarazan, New Age International Publishers, New Delhi, 2006.
  1. ‘Ecology and Human Well Being’, By Pushpam Kumar and B. Sudhakara Reddy, Sage Publications, New Delhi,2007.

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Tamil Nadu, India

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