Argument Based Research &
Introduction to Ethics
Course Outline
Fall 2001

Text:

Rachels, James. The Elements of Moral Philosophy. 3rd ed. New York: McGraw Hill,

     1993.

Baldwin, James. Giovanniís Room.  New York: Bantam, 1956.

McCourt, Frank. Angelaís Ashes: A Memoir. New York: Scribner, 1996.

WEEK 1:

Introduction to the course and to Ethics.

WEEK 2:

  Ch. 1,  Moral Philosophy

WEEK 3:

   Ch. 4,  Religion and Morality

WEEK 4

  Ch.  2,  Cultural Relativism
  Ch.  3, Ethical Subjectivism

WEEK 5:

  Ch. 5,  Psychological Egoism
  Ch. 6,  Ethical Egoism

WEEK 6 and WEEK 7:

  Ch. 7 & 8,  Utilitarianism

WEEK 8 and WEEK 9:

Draft of Ethic's Mid-term due, Tuesday, Oct. 16th.  Read in small groups for peer review.  Revised Mid-term due, Thursday, Oct. 18th.

  Ch. 9 & 10,  Kant

WEEK 10 and WEEK 11:

  Ch. 11,  Social Contract Theory

WEEK 12 and WEEK 13:

 Ch 12,  Feminism and the Ethics of Care

WEEK 14:

  Ch. 13,  Virtue Ethics

WEEK 15:

  Ch. 14, Ethics Without Hubris

WEEK 16:

Ethic's draft of Final paper due Thursday, Dec. 6.  Read in small groups for peer review

Revised Ethic's Final due on Tuesday, Dec. 11.

Last day of classes, Tuesday, Dec 18th, 2001.

Return to Ethics handout.

Last updated, 8/08/01