Our textbook . . .
This course, Phil. 321: Social Ethics, deals with some of the most challenging ethical issues in oour contemporary world: abortion, genetic enhancement, euthanasia, the death penalty, torture and anti-terrorism, race, gender, sexual orientation, world poverty, enviornmental ethics, animal rights, and cyber ethics. Different issues will be considered in depth each semester.
From the assigned and recommended readings and the classroom lectures, you will learn a lot about the specific issues we consider this semester.
An Opportunity to Listen to Each Other . . .
Our class discussions will provide an opportunity for you to voice your own views and listen to the developing views of your fellow students.
Throughout the semester, you will be asked to develop your own position on these issues, showing a critical awareness of what we have learned in class while at the same time presenting your own view on the issues.