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Contemporary Ethical Issues

PHIL - 192

Credits: 3

Catalog Year: 2017

This course introduces students to traditional ethical theories from a multicultural perspective and to the nature of ethical thinking. It also considers some major unresolved ethical issues of our time. Possible contemporary ethical issues covered include socially sanctioned taking of human life; sexual behavior and its broader social implications;equality; discrimination and reverse discrimination; violence; social, environmental and political effects of globalization; economic justice and welfare; pornography and censorship; the values of a business society; alienation in the modern world; bioethics of cloning, genetic engineering, and stem cell research; and/or contemporary issues of concern drawn from today's headline news.