Nov 15, 2018  
Undergraduate/Graduate Catalog 2018-2019 
    
Undergraduate/Graduate Catalog 2018-2019

PHIL 220 - Ethics Bowl: Making the Case for What’s Right

(3 credits)
Prerequisite: One 100-level, three-credit course in philosophy
This course focuses on the ethical implications of decisions in various aspects of life through an interdisciplinary, case-study approach. We will discuss ethical dilemmas arising in various contexts, such as interpersonal relationships in personal and professional life, the social responsibilities of businesses, end-of-life and other medical care decisions, gene-splicing and cloning, free speech, gun control and more. Individual assignments and in-class activities will focus on the investigation, analysis, discussion and debate of case studies published by the Association for Practical and Professional Ethics. Students will be required to conduct significant research on the cases, formulate arguments in defense of their positions, and participate in discussion and debate as a team. Select students may be invited to participate in the Northeast Regional Ethics Bowl competition. Repeatable: may earn a maximum of six credits. Offered fall semester. (CHUM; CSPI)