The course will be designed to help students explore the ways that abstract ethical theories and philosophical discussion of justice apply to the world (if and when they do) and to see how an analysis of real world conflicts can contribute to the development of more workable moral and political theories. It will explore issues of contemporary moral concern including: environmental justice, healthcare, homelessness, global poverty, disability rights, and crime and punishment. The course will use the case study method to allow students to analyze particular social and moral problems and to develop a conceptual framework that can help solve these problems at a local, national, and international level. To this end, the course will draw on a variety of sources: theoretical work on justice and ethics; historical essays and videos; experiences and expertise of community organizers; social scientific writings. In addition to weekly class meetings students will also be required to participate in a number of activities outside of class.
COURSE FORMAT: Seminar
Level: UGRD Credit: 1 Gen Ed Area Dept: HA PHIL Grading Mode: Graded
Prerequisites: NONE Links to Web Resources For This Course.
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