PHIL 252 is designed to improve a student’s ability to analyse and evaluate the kinds of arguments and theories commonly met with in everyday life. The course also helps students improve their own arguments and presentations by showing them how to draw sound conclusions from available evidence and how to construct well-reasoned cases to support these conclusions.
PHIL 333 provides an introduction to the special ethical problems and issues that arise for practitioners of professions. For example, what does it mean to identify oneself as a professional? What moral qualities should professionals bring to their practice? Can one's moral judgements as a professional conflict with those one would make as a private citizen? How should the interests of the professional, the client, and the larger community be balanced? What are the special moral problems of conducting a professional practice in a multicultural setting? Students will develop their own ability to recognise moral aspects of professional practice, to analyse concepts and issues in professional ethics, and to develop and defend their own positions on a variety of issues.
Political Economy 483/Global Studies 483/International Relations 483: International Political Economy: The Politics of Globalizationis a senior-level, three-credit course in Political Economy and Global Studies. The course introduces highly contested issues and contradictory positions concerning the meaning and significance of globalization.
Welcome to Sociology 378/Communications Studies 385: Social Problems and Social Movements, a three-credit, intermediate-level course that explores the relationship between the impacts of industrial activity on the environments in which people live and work, and the health of those exposed to these impacts.