to Applied Ethics
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This class will help you identify and critically examine some of the ethical
dilemmas that face our society today. Before we consider the particular
issues, some tools will be introduced. The first tool we will develop
is logical reasoning skills that will allow you to construct valid arguments.
The next set of tools are some ethical theories. You will learn two major
ethical theories, Kantianism and Utilitarianism. We will also look at
the relations between religion, society, and ethics. This class, more
so than many other philosophy classes, will directly speak to issues you
probably already have strong feelings about.
Short Paper: 30%
The goal of the course is to come up with a paper in which you will present
an argument on one of the moral issues covered in this course. However,
the argument will be your own. The paper will be written in a strict format
that will be introduced in class, and will be 4 pages long. The paper
is due November 24.
Quizzes: 20% each
The three quizzes will include both short answer and multiple choice questions,
and will cover the required reading and course lectures.
Your participation grade comes from your attendance and participation
in discussion sections.
Ethics in Practice, Hugh LaFollette, ed. Blackwell Publishers
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the issues raised in class. You will also find course content on-line
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