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Course Description

Contemporary Moral Issues in an applied ethics class that covers major ethical theories and contemporary moral issues in a pluralistic manner. This course will cover such issues as abortion and euthanasia, cloning, experimentation on human subjects, capital punishment, race/ethnicity, sexual orientation and sexual morality, world hunger and poverty, colonialism and post-colonialism, and so forth. ADVISORY: Eligible for English 1A.

Learning Outcomes

  • Learners will apply theories from moral philosophy to current moral issues.
  • Learners will analyze and evaluate selected moral issues, taking into consideration alternative viewpoints, arguments, counterarguments, and real-world implications.
  • Learners will examine the views on morality from various cultures, genders, non-Western traditions, and underrepresented groups.

Last modified: November 25, 2014
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