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Philosophy (PHIL)
211 Susan Campbell, 541-346-5547
College of Arts & Sciences
Course Data
  PHIL 309   Global Justice >2 >IC 4.00 cr.
Introduction to philosophical problems of globalization and justice related to global poverty, citizenship, human rights, and issues of identity, multiculturalism, war,terrorism, environmentalism and health care.
Grading Options: Optional; see degree guide or catalog for degree requirements
Instructor: Akbar Akhgari PE-mailHomepage
Additional Web Resources AvailableWeb-related Resources: Syllabus for PHIL 309
  CRN Avail Max Time Day Location Instructor Notes
  41768 17 40 tba 6/26-9/17 WEB Akbar Akhgari P Additional Web Resources Available
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Expanded Course Description
What is globalization? What was nationalization? What does the transition from one of these to the other imply? This course is intended as an introductory discussion of central philosophical problems of globalization and justice. Key philosophical problems here include: issues in distributive justice pertaining to global poverty and inequality, justice matters concerning global citizenship and global human rights, issues concerning global identity and the politics of multiculturalism, issues in retributive justice concerning transnational criminal tribunals, and thematic concerns including new global contexts of war, terrorism, environmentalism, and health care. This course will count as an upper division elective and satisfy the Gender, Race, Class and Culture requirements in the Philosophy major.

As a course that will satisfy the University multicultural requirement, Global Justice will consider international cultures in the contest of the issues of race and ethnicity, pluralism and monoculturalism, and prejudice and tolerance. Rather than studying a single culture in depth, this course will look at the intersections of national and ethnic cultures around issues of justice. These intersections raise questions of differences, as well as helping to identify commonalities that can serve as means for understanding and resolving conflict. By explicitly taking up the relationship between cultural differences and justice, the course will consider issues of prejudice and tolerance and the resources for critically engaging the development of justice in international contexts.

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