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Ethics And Morality (PHI-212)

Semester: Fall 2020
Number: 0154-212-001
Instructor: Alan Wachtel
Days: Tuesday 8:00 am - 9:15 am
Note: Online, Both synchronous and asynchronous
Location: Online
Credits: 3
Status: This Course is Filled to Capacity

Class Meets Online Synchronously On Tuesday At 8:00-9:15 Am.

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Related Syllabi: Stephen Greenfield for Spring 2009*
Stephen Greenfield for Fall 2009*

*Attention Students: Please note that the syllabi available for your view on these pages are for example only. The instructors and requirements for each course are subject to change each semester. If you enroll in a particular course, your instructor and course outline may differ from what is presented here.


Students examine fundamental questions of Ethics and Morality: How should I live? What makes an action right? Is there a good life? Is a moral life an illusion? Students encounter a variety of ethical and moral theories and are asked to evaluate their relevance in light of specific applied contexts. (Learning Goals:G;Distribution Reqs:Humanities)

Learning Goals:   By examining these philosophical debates, students will:•develop their critical thinking and interpretive skills for analyzing and evaluating arguments in general•develop their capacity for abstract thought •develop their capacity for spoken and written self-expression•increase their understanding of various ethical standards •increase their understanding of ethical and moral debates concerning individual responsibility, social policy, and global issues of justice•apply their increased understanding and developed skills in: *making sense of their world*assessing the positions and arguments of others*considering their own ethical responsibilities *forming their own arguments to rationally support their own convictions concerning ethics and morality

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