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Philosophy (PHIL)
211 Susan Campbell, 541-346-5547
College of Arts & Sciences
Course Data
  PHIL 102   Ethics >1 4.00 cr.
Philosophical study of morality (e.g., ethical relativism; justification of moral judgments; concepts of duty, right, and wrong).
Grading Options: Optional for all students
Instructor: Mayo P Office:   413 Knight Library
Additional Web Resources AvailableWeb-related Resources: Syllabus for PHIL 102
 
  CRN Avail Max Time Day Location Instructor Notes
  15004 0 35 0900-0950 mtwr 204 CHA Mayo P Additional Web Resources Available

Final Exam:

1015-1215 r 12/11 204 CHA
Academic Deadlines
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October 5:   Drop this course (100% refund, no W recorded)
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October 6:   Drop this course (75% refund, no W recorded; after this date, W's are recorded)
October 6:   Process a complete drop (75% refund, no W recorded; after this date, W's are recorded)
October 8:   Add this course
October 8:   Last day to change to or from audit
October 12:   Withdraw from this course (75% refund, W recorded)
October 19:   Withdraw from this course (50% refund, W recorded)
October 26:   Withdraw from this course (25% refund, W recorded)
November 16:   Withdraw from this course (0% refund, W recorded)
November 16:   Change grading option for this course
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Expanded Course Description
The course is about relations with others that concern human well being. Its philosophical aim is for students to understand the intellectual beliefs assumed in their opinions and values and to learn how to analytically defend those beliefs and engage in critical dialogue about them. Student participation is encouraged throughout and the focus is on the individual?s moral or ethical system. Ideas that all moral beliefs are relative are challenged early on and a concept of moral universalism is built up through the practice of giving reasons for beliefs. The reading, thinking and writing in the course is abstract in its focus on philosophical views but also concrete through the use of literary and real life examples. Students are required to engage in moral theory by contrasting, comparing and choosing among the different moral systems of deontology, utilitarianism and virtue ethics.
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