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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: Newton ME-mailHomepage Office:   11B Susan Campbell Hall
Office Hours: 1245 - 1345 TR during Fall 2019
Additional Web Resources AvailableWeb-related Resources: Syllabus for PHIL 102
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  CRN Avail Max Time Day Location Instructor Notes
  16740 3 35 0900-0950 mtwr 301 CON Newton M Additional Web Resources Available

Final Exam:

1015-1215 w 12/11 301 CON
Academic Deadlines
Deadline     Last day to:
September 29:   Process a complete drop (100% refund, no W recorded)
October 5:   Drop this course (100% refund, no W recorded; after this date, W's are recorded)
October 5:   Process a complete drop (90% refund, no W recorded; after this date, W's are recorded)
October 6:   Process a complete withdrawal (90% refund, W recorded)
October 6:   Withdraw from this course (100% refund, W recorded)
October 7:   Add this course
October 9:   Last day to change to or from audit
October 13:   Process a complete withdrawal (75% refund, W recorded)
October 13:   Withdraw from this course (75% refund, W recorded)
October 20:   Process a complete withdrawal (50% refund, W recorded)
October 20:   Withdraw from this course (50% refund, W recorded)
October 27:   Process a complete withdrawal (25% refund, W recorded)
October 27:   Withdraw from this course (25% refund, W recorded)
November 17:   Withdraw from this course (0% refund, W recorded)
November 17:   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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